I bought this doll particularly because I don't know many collectors who have her. I didn't even expect to really bond with her as I was just on a kick to see if I could own all of the AGTs. Well, I am since over that kick, and have begun selling off my dolls. Everytime I find Kadijah (what I named my #1) in the sale pile, I pick her up and dust off her face and put her in the keep pile. I decided tonight that Kadijah stays, and decided to do a review for her (since there wasn't one).
I'm still not fully sure that I've bonded with her, but she has something on me, I guess. I love her textured hair. I don't have a preference for PM or Mattel, but I do notice the differences. My #1 is a Mattel purchased online two years ago. Her hair is much softer than my 1994 Addy, my 1995 #15, and even my 19?? #18's hair. I love her original style so much that I have never changed it. I have never even brushed her hair. It is so soft I can just run my fingers through it.
She has a more slender face, too and she is one of the newer bodied taller Mattel AGs. She has stayed strung tight the entire time that I've had her
For right now I am going to give Kadijah a B-. I'll probably change my mind later and come back to give her an A because that is what kinda hold she has on me.