After being disappointed with both Mattel and WB Samanthas, I thought I'd try a PM version. I found one on eBay in December 2008 and fell in love with her from her auction picture. Needless to say, it was love at first sight because I knew she was "the one" from the moment I locked eyes with her. She's the Samantha I never got as a child.
I'm a little unsure of her original purchase date, but since her meet outfit has West German/1986 tags, I'm thinking she might be around 1993. Maybe 1995 at the latest.
Her meet outfit...is her meet outfit. I like the color (always have!), but it's about the same as my Mattel Samantha's meet outfit. It feels more like taffeta, though, and the ribbon doesn't feel as fake.
Anyway, I love this girl! She gets an A+++ from me.