I got my Samantha for Christmas in 1989 when I was 7 1/2. She was very loved and played with and it definitely shows on her. She's the lighter haired version and almost 20 years later her hair is pretty fuzzy but it still stays curled (I just picked her up from my mom's house where she was sitting on a shelf and her hair was curled, but I'm not sure exactly when the last time I curled it was). Not sure exactly how long her bangs were, because I found a note in her truck that said I had cut them in 1990, I don't think it I took off a whole lot though. Her right leg is detached but both her eyes still open and close smoothly. She was my favorite American Girl doll and I took her everywhere with me, most notably to Scotland when I lived there for a year when I was 13. Even with her broken leg, she gets an A+ from me.