I’ve been meaning to add a comparison of two of Samantha’s lockets for a long time and just got around to doing it. The first one, locket A, came with her accessories straight from AG. The second one, locket B, I ordered as a replacement part because I wasn’t satisfied with locket A. They were hard to photograph because of the glare, but I did the best I could to capture the differences.
Locket A It is much darker than locket B. It’s more of a brassy color. This locket does not snap close. It came on a card marked American Girl.
The heart and leaf design is not as defined and can be seen on the inside of the locket. The link between the brooch and the locket appears to be a little shorter.
There’s a bigger space between the pin and the brooch, which causes it to hang forward instead of flat against the dress. The pin on locket A closes on the doll’s right.
This one is a lighter, golden color. It’s hard to see the difference in photos. You can actually hear this one snap together when closed. The design is much more defined than Locket A. You can’t see the design on the inside of the locket. There is just a smooth surface. I already pasted Sam’s pictures inside so there’s no pic of this. There’s less space between the pin and the brooch. It hangs flat against Samantha’s dress. The pin on this locket closes on the doll’s left. This one came on a card marked Pleasant Company.
Locket A on the left(Grade F-), Locket B on the right(Grade A)
I love the style of this dress. The material is nice and thick and it looks adorable on Samantha. The only flaw I can find is that the sleeves are a little short. When I use the hat I pull the back of it over Samantha ponytail. That usually helps to keep it in place.
I just recieved these from American Girl last week. I would definately recommend these to any Samantha collector. These are white mary jane shoes with a tiny pink ribbon attached to the strap of each shoe. The straps have a velcro closure. They easily slide onto my PM Samantha's feet. The only complaint I have is that I can see the outline of Samantha's toes through the front of the shoe. This probably won't happen with a Mattel doll with smaller feet. Grade: A