I have really wanted a "newer" Samantha doll. I love the darker hair and eyes, her curls and full bangs. My friend Laurel has a beautiful (tan body) Pleasant Company Samantha with darker hair.
To me the Pleasant Company Samantha dolls have a "chubbier" face mold. I love them!
However I was looking for a Mattel Samantha. Sifting through ebay photos took a while, but I did find one and she has the most beautiful coloring! And her hair is bouncy, curly and a rich brown.