Marvel Legends Sleepwalker Action Figure Toy NEW NO PACKAGING, NO BAF

£12.99

Complete figure, no build-a-figure part or packaging. New and taken from straight from packaging.

In stock

Buy this product now and earn 13 Geek Points!

Description

Poor Sleepwalker. Originally named simply, Alien, he was the idea of Bob Budiansky (the guy who named the original Transformers and wrote their tech spec bios, plus the comics)  back in the 1970’s and then abandoned after the 1977 movie Alien came out and became an instant classic. In 1989 DC Comics released The Sandman, the Neil Gaiman series which transcended comics by telling stories based around mythology, mixed into a gothic horror about the Lord of Dreaming who rebuilds his kingdom and attempts to right his wrongs after being imprisoned for 70 years.

By 1991 The Sandman had become a huge success, with a massive female readership and an audience consisting of primarily non-comic readers as it weaved Shakespeare stories into Morpheus’ own adventures with his thousands of lookalike spawns Death (think Harley Quinn but dressed in black). Marvel decided that they needed their own dream based series and Budiansky repurposed Alien into Sleepwalker – a dream guardian who hunted down rogue creatures who sought to harm people.

Unfortunately Sleepwalker becomes trapped in the mind of  Rick Sheridan and then ends up fighting crime alongside other heroes with newly launched comics like Deathlok and Darkhawk, with a mandatory appearance from everyone’s favourite cameo appearance star – Spider-Man. It was 1991, it was either going to be Spider-Man, Wolverine, The Punisher or Ghost Rider. Needless to say Sleepwalker wasn’t even remotely a threat to The Sandman’s sales even after playing a major part in the Infinity Gauntlet sequels.

Eventually Sleepwalker would be mistaken for an evil alien, become feared and hated by New York city (just like Spider-Man and the X-Men), banish his nemesis Cobweb (urgh) then get stuck in Rick’s mind with no way of escaping and that was the end for him after 33 issues. Sleepwalker went to sleep in 1993 and was briefly resurrected in 2005 in a one off story that revealed that he could interact with the world again but Rick’s new work schedule and sleep pattern meant that Sleepwalker was still essentially trapped.

Resurrected in 2018 for a 4 issue miniseries, Sleepwalker was once again part of an Infinity related storyline. Sales of the individual issues weren’t great at around the 17,000 mark with issue one being outsold by the titanic crossover between Green Lantern and Huckleberry Hound. When collected into a Trade Paperback, Infinity Wars Sleepwalker sold exactly 704 copies in the first month. For the time being Sleepwalker has been put to sleep again like a sick dog. Sadly, Sleepwalker had a decent enough look and background but got strong armed into the Marvel superhero crowd instead of keeping him as the gothic horror character he was supposed to be. Morpheus only interacted with DC’s supernatural characters and Sleepwalker should have remained in Marvel’s darker shadows with Ghost Rider, Morbius, Blade and the others.

Delivery

UK delivery – Delivery in the UK starts at £2.99 for small items and goes up to £4.99 for larger ones. If you spend over £50 (after you redeem any Geek Points) then your order qualifies for free delivery. All orders are despatched within two working days and you will receive a confirmation email with tracking number. Once despatched, your parcel should arrive within two working days. Every order is sent out well packed to protect it in transit.

International Shipping – This is available to most countries in Europe, the US and Canada – quotes are available from the checkout before placing an order.

Please note that there is a size and weight limit for international parcels of 2 KG – we can only ship large items and orders over 2KG by courier which can be expensive. International customers are responsible for any import taxes or fees incurred. For other countries please email us.

We aim to be environmentally friendly – after a consultation with customers in April 2021, the feedback saw 81% of customers tell us they would prefer us move to recycled plain paper only packaging. Bubble wrap is still used for fragile items and some preowned toys but the majority of our parcels use brown kraft paper.

Gear4Geeks is your one stop geek shop! Buy with confidence – we have been trading since 2015 and have experience in selling Star Wars, Transformers, Action Force/GI Joe, Zoids, MASK, LEGO, Masters of the Universe and other modern & vintage toys, collectibles and pop culture online and in person since 1999. Since 2016 we have traded in Ghost and other band merchandise from all the top rock and metal bands.

Additional information

Weight150 g

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.