Friday, December 9, 2022

Action Figure Review: Sleepwalker from Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro

   I originally picked up Sleepwalker on clearance somewhere thinking that I'd use him for 31 Days of Toy Terror 2022, but that didn't end up happening. I liked the look of the figure when I first saw him as part of the series of figures tied in with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessbut I didn't end up snagging him until I found him on sale somewhere as I wasn't familiar with him at all. He's a Sleepwalker (his real name is unpronounceable to we humans), a member of a race who live in the Mindscape and protect the minds of those who are sleeping from unspeakable horrors. Is he kind of like Sandman? He kind of reminds me of Sandman a bit. His face also looks like a Duros from Star Wars, though that's probably just me. Anyways, I picked him up because he seemed like he'd be a good fit for the Halloween season but in hand I really do like the figure. He hasn't done much in the Marvel Universe for the past 30 years or so, but who knows? He might pop up in the MCU some day and become a household name. You might see little kids dressed like Sleepwalker walking the streets on Halloween and folks at conventions for Sleepwalker art and customs. Anything is possible! Let's take a look at Sleepwalker after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 6 1/2 inches

Articulation: Swivel/ hinge ankles, boot swivels, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, swivel waist, mid-torso hinge, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a ball-jointed head.

Accessories: Cape, 4 swappable hands, and the left leg of Rintrah build-a-figure. 

Non-Scalper Price: $23-$25 dollars

The Positives:

* Sleepwalker utilizes an excellent color combination of blue and purple for his costume that really gives him a creepy, sneaky vibe. They really make his green skin pop out, too. This is a body we've seen used for around a decade but it still gets the job done for the most part. It looks muscular still, but also a but thinner and kind of sinewy, like someone you'd imagine skulking around. I don't know if Sleepwalker really slinks around much but that's the vibe I'm getting from him. 

* He's got a really unusual headsculpt, very alien like. He likes like your standard "little green men" kind of alien, or like Cad Bane, but green instead of blue. The hood is really well done and shaped nicely. It's not pliable or removable, but it's sculpted to look just right. 

* His cape is weathered and torn, kind of like someone like Ragman. It's a separate piece that can be popped on and off if you remove Sleepwalker's head, though he doesn't look as cool without it. 

* Sleepwalker's boots are pretty cool and look like they're made from layers and layers of wrappings. 

* His wrists and forearms have the same feel, as does the random bit of wrapped material around his hip. Details like this really go a long way towards making a figure built on an oft used base body feel fresh and unique. 

* While Sleepwalker's articulation isn't as smooth a the articulation on some of the newer bodies out there, it's still quite good. He looks great, feels quite sturdy, and is just fun to mess around with. He seems like a very expressive character who'd always be posed in some dramatic way.

* Sleepwalker only comes with two pairs of hands: A pair of fists and a pair of open hands for gesturing poses. They swap out easily enough help mix things up a bit when you're posing him. 

* Sleepwalker comes with the left leg of the Rintrah build-a-figure. Before seeing the movie film, I thought Rinrtah would be a breakout star of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and, thus, a desirable figure, but I honestly don't even remember him doing much in the movie. I'm not planning on building Rintrah but if you are hit me up. 

The Negatives:

* On many of the older Marvel Legends figures rubbery knees were an issue. Well, Sleepwalker  has rubbery knees. They're not the worst but they're definitely something that seems to sometimes show up, particularly on figures built on older bodies. 

   Sleepwalker turned out to be a really cool figure. He doesn't have a lot of accessories or anything but he does have lots of unique parts to give him that ragged, worn feel. Considering I didn't really know who he was when he was first announced for the Rintrah series, I'm not glad to have him on my shelf chilling out with other characters like Ghost Rider, Man-Thing, Blade, and Moon Knight. He's a solid figure with an excellent color scheme. I've been finding a lot of Marvel Legends figures on sale at good prices lately, so make sure to shop around and check out bargain outlets and such. Even a lot of regular retailers have him on sale/ clearance. With the higher prices of Hasbro's figures these days most collectors will have to utilize sales and bargains to pick up what they want without going broke. I'm glad that I stumbled on Sleepwalker for a good deal, otherwise I would have missed out on how cool he is. 

   This is the first figure of Sleepwalker I've reviewed. For more Marvel Legends Series reviews check out the following:

Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro (2016)

Marvel Legends Series: Avengers by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Black Panther by Hasbro (2017)
Black Panther 

Marvel Legends Series: Black Widow by Hasbro (2020)
Black Widow: Deadly Origin
Marvel Legends Series: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Black Panther
Demolition Man (Mercenaries of Mayhem)
Nick Fury 

Marvel Legends Series: Captain Marvel by Hasbro (2019)
Captain Marvel

Marvel Legends Series: Deadpool by Hasbro (2018)
Deadpool (Boxers)
Deadpool (X-Force)
Lady Deadpool 
X-23 (X-Force)
Marvel Legends Series: Doctor Strange

Marvel Legends Series: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) 
Marvel Legends Series: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
Baron Zemo

Marvel Legends Series: Fantastic Four (2017)
Mr. Fantastic
Marvel Legends Series: Gamerverse
Civil Warrior

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2017)
Groot Evolution

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 by Hasbro (2017)
Gamora (Daughters of Thanos)
Nebula (Daughters of Thanos)
Rocket Raccoon & Groot
Marvel Legends Series: The Infinity Gauntlet by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: The Infninity Saga by Hasbro
Captain Marvel & Rescue Armor

Marvel Legends Series: Inhumans by Hasbro (2017)
Marvel Legends Series: Ironheart by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: Iron Man by Hasbro  
Vault Guardsman

Marvel Legends Series: The Punisher by Hasbro (2019)
The Punisher (Walgreens Exclusive)
Marvel Legends Series: She-Hulk by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Silk by Hasbro
Silk and Doc Ock

Marvel Legends Series: Silver Surfer by Hasbro (2018)
Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Series: Spider-Man by Hasbro
King in Black: Knull and Venom

Marvel Legends Series: Super Villains by Hasbro (2021)

Marvel Legends Series: The Unbelievable Gwenpool by Hasbro (2018)

Marvel Legends Series: Thor by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Typhoid Mary by Hasbro (2018)
Typhoid Mary

Marvel Legends Series: Venom by Hasbro (2018)
Marvel Legends Series: WandaVision by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: What If? by Hasbro (2021)

Marvel Legends Series: X-Men by Hasbro (2016)
Kitty Pryde


  1. I like the color palette of this guy and his face looks creepy.

    1. He does have a very appealing look. He's just delightful. I wish I had gotten to him for 31 Days of Toy terror.


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