I think my Nutcracker doll is from the early Pleasant Company era. I got her in either 1989 or 1990. From all the AG sites I've checked out recently, I can't seem to find a picture of my doll, which has blue eyes instead of brown. Even in the summer 1990 catalog the doll is shown with brown eyes, so I'm guessing I got her when I got my Samantha doll in 1989. I loved this little doll for Samantha especially because she had so much detail. Her top felt like velvet and her skirt and pants were silky. My doll's hair is still very shiny and still feels soft except for the ends. Unfortunately both of the Nutcracker's arms fell off, but I still have all the parts and it'd be easy to fix. Also, the lace is coming off of the bottom hem of her dress, but it's still mostly attached and she has a small spot on her lower lip, which I might be able to scratch off. I don't think she was easily breakable, yes she is porcelain, but is very sturdy and mine's held up for over 15 years (only played with for about 7-8 years when I was 7-14 though). A.