Here are photos comparing my Samantha dolls.
WBPC SAMANTHA 1986-1989
PC SAM UNDER PLEASANT CO.1990-1997
TRANSITIONAL SAM UNDER MATTEL OWNERSHIP PAPERS SIGNED BY MS ROWLAND 1998-2009
BEFOREVER SAM 2014-PRESENT
The doll in the red cranberry Christmas dress is my new White body Pleasant Company Samantha. Her new wig is very good. Easy to manipulate curls and style. Pleasant Company issued many cranberry holiday dresses for Samantha's collection. I also brought out the rest of my older childhood dolls to see what all the fuss was about. I had to clean her limbs and cloth body a bit before washing and styling her hair, but she was a great find!