I bought a 28 at AGPLA this past Friday. I checked every box to get the lightest one possible. Her hands seem more tanned than her legs- I wonder if they were trying to exhibit a realistic tanning pattern. Her torso is certainly much darker than that of a light skinned doll.
The salesman helping me at AGPLA told me that 28 was an extremely popular doll. And it showed- there were fewer boxes of her than of any other doll I searched for.
Her hair seemed a bit clumped up at first, but now it is fine. It swings just the right way I wanted it to.
Overall, Gretchen is a very cute doll. She looks great in the clothes I put her in- the V-neck tee, denim skirt and pink hat from Mia's 2 in 1 outfit, white and fuchsia socks that came in the trio, and boots from the Adventure Outfit.
I give 28 an A and can easily tell why she is so tremendously popular.