Nellie was my third doll, given to me on my 11th birthday in 2006. I guess you can say I got her in the middle of production, as she was released in 2004 and discontinued in 2008. Anyway, Nellie is a stunning doll - so different from all of the other girls sold by AG. I absolutely love her deep blue eyes with the light blue meet dress, sort of similar to the way Kirsten's light blue eyes are brought out with her dark blue meet dress. Her hair is very short, cute, and easy. I have no problem getting it back into the style it was in when I got her. The only problem with the dress is that the oils from your hands stain the cloth in areas where she is frequently held (for me, that's on the lower part of the sleeves), but I don't really mind. Grade A. I never give the dolls A+.