Toys of the Eighties, Sleep Walker Sam the Sleep Walkin' Man
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An impossible maze a la construction site in which a self-propelled "sleep walking" construction worker would travel. Sleep Walker Sam was made by Kenner in 1976 .He was designed by the legendary toy creator Marvin Glass. The toy comes with a motorized SAM, a 22" tall tower, working elevator and winch. Object is to keep Sams path moving through a construction site, and catch him at the top with a crane and lower him to safety. Comes in a very large box, and assembly is required
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Greg Hemmer - March 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Sleep Walker Sam was made by Kenner in 1976 .He was designed by the legendary toy creator Marvin Glass.The toy comes with a motorized SAM ,a 22 " tall tower,working elevator and winch.Object is to keep Sams path moving through a construction site,And catch him at the top with a crane and lower him to safety.Comes in a very large box ,and assembly is required !
Barbara D. - October 06, 2007 - Report this comment
This was my FAVORITE toy as a child! My sister, 2 close frinds, and I all had different portions of the construction site that we were in charge of "working" to make sure Sam made it safely to the top and lowered gently back down to the ground by the crane. What a classic, and what great memories!
Randy T. - February 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved my Sleep Walker Sam as well. I remember getting up Christmas morning and my dad took 2 hours trying to assemble it. He finally called my uncle to come help. About hours later it was done. I played with it all the time. A very fond memory of my 8th Christmas!
Jennifer Gelles - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Do you have this game available for purchase anywhere? Please let me know. Thanks. Jennifer
Steve D - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been looking everywhere for this!! I thought I was fabricating a memory of this toy because I couldn't find it, I couldn't remember the name and nobody knew what I was talking about. I loved this toy!
Marie - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
My favorite memory of this was the end of the assembly instruction sheet. My dad also struggled to put it together, and then burst into laughter. After the final step, he reads "Hooray! You have completed constructing your Sleepwalking Sam. You are now ready to enjoy hours of sleepwalking fun!" That has been a running joke between us for over 30 years.
Ben - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I appreciate this web site. I acquired this toy without the box and wasn't sure what it was called. If interested email
Joe - September 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I had this toy as a kid and loved it too. I remember that the only drawback was that Sam was that Sam's mechanism was fragile. To make his motor run, you had to pull him back until he made a clicking sound.This meant that he was fully wound. Unfortunately, even fully wound, he sometimes didn't make it to the end. The plastic gears and springs inside wound bind and not wind anymore after a while. We actually wrote to the company and got a replacement for Sam. The second one finally broke too. But it was fu while it lasted!
Jeanne - October 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I am looking to buy a Sleep Walker Sam the Sleep Walkin' Man for my sister for Christmas. She had gotten a Sleep Walker Sam for Christmas in the 70's and she never got to play with it, because I broke it before she had a chance. I wound him the wrong way. So if any knows where I can buy one please let me know..
Kathleen - December 21, 2009 - Report this comment
We still have the Sleep Walker Sam box which we use to store the Christmas stockings for our 5 grown children. They still love to see the box, but I would love to find "Sam" and surprise them. Suggestions?
Joe M - January 20, 2010 - Report this comment
HOW AWESOME....found a web site that sells these types of games and they had it listed but were "sold out". I had a cousin that would ALWAYS play with my christmas present from my aunt and bust something on it (star wars stuff was her favorite to break) (the "helping hand" on my mouse trap game had to be glued a thousand times because she broke it before I even got to their house!) and this game was no different. Y'all remember the plastic piece on the bottom of sleep walkin sam that guided him along the track....BUSTED....anyway i played this game a hundred times and never got him to the top. I WANT ANOTHER ONE!!!! I WANT IT UNBROKEN!!!! AND I WANT TO GET HIM TO THE TOP!!!!
dale - March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
fyi, I found this game recently, and just listed it on ebay... it sells in 5 days on 3-11-10. "Sam" need repair, otherwise game is complete. run a search for "sleep walker" or my handle "deeg1" thanks!
steven winters - May 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I would like to purchase a sleep walker sam
Michael - November 23, 2010 - Report this comment
My older brother got Sleepwalker Sam for Christmas in '76 when he was 10 (and I was 5). He WISELY refused to allow me to play with, as I was a toy breaker, going through my Eval Kneival chopper and canyon jump set it only about a month. Suffice it to say, my poor brother only had Sleepwalkin Sam until about March, when I finally got my hands on it and "wound" it the wrong way. He still punches me for that.
Janice - January 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow! I, too loved this game for my children growing up. Would love my grandkids to play it now, but I have missing pieces including the instructions. I have the box which shows the pieces, but I'm still not sure sll what's missing. I'm interested in any comments or missing pieces.
Todd - November 15, 2011 - Report this comment
My sister bought this game with her Christmas money back in 1976. Such great memories. Working with my two sisters, we were able to get Sam all the way through the course. What fun! We still have the toy, though Sam doesn't work so great anymore. I need to dig the game out for our kids......
Micki Cronin - December 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a complete game. Was wondering what these go for on Ebay?
Shane McDonald - July 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I have one working in great condition still in original box will sell Phone # 501 253 0210 75.00 plus shipping
Penny Hartwell - April 17, 2014 - Report this comment
Shane McDonald - I know this a long shot but do you still have the game? If so, I am looking to purchase one.
Olympianbabe - April 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Are you interested in buying coin operated horses or spring rocking horses??? They are sold on Ebay. Most spring horses are made by Blazon, Wonder, Flexible Flyer, and Radio Flyer. Feel free to buy as many as you like. Good luck!!! :) Ebay account required.
Dave - April 17, 2015 - Report this comment
I have a complete working Sleep Walker for sale, in the box (box shows wear, but its complete). I'm in Canada.
Linda - August 06, 2015 - Report this comment
Cleaning out stuff. I have a Sleepwalking Sam, none of the rest of the game, just Sam. He still runs. If someone is interested
Ericc - August 22, 2016 - Report this comment
Got this game for Christmas in 1976 I believe. One of the few presents I ever asked for that I actually got ;). I remember it was very fun to play with and seemed like a pretty sophisticated and advanced toy/game. Can't remember whether I got Sam to the top. Unfortunately I only recall getting to play with it once or twice, and I have no idea what happened to it. My mom moved a lot and things would just disappear.

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