Toys of the Seventies, Sleepwalker

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It was a wind up or battery operated construction worker who was "asleep" and you had to help manuver him up to the top of a building by moving beams and an elevator -- and keeping him from falling off the side. I remember this from the mid to late 70s.
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Bookburner451 - September 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I owned this toy. It was fun, but the tower was made of cheap plastic and broke easily. It was a challenge getting him to the top of the Tower. The Guy lasted long past the destruction of the tower.
melanie d. - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
The name of the toy was called Sleep walking Sam. I have been looking for one for years. It was put out by Kenner in the mid 70's. If anyone knows where it can get one. Please email me at This was one of my favorite toys growing up.
Hugh B. - December 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I had one. You wound him up by rolling the wheels backwards. If you wound him as tight as possible, he would have just enough power to get through the whole course. Anything less and he would stop before finishing. He was a steelworker that was asleep. He had a large pipewrench slung over his shoulder. That was actually a hook that was used for the finall part of the course. When reached the end, you would have to center a boom crane that hand a loop hanging from it. You had to line up Sleepwalker Sam and the crane just right so his wrench would hook the loop. When you did, Sam would fall off the top floor, but the loop and cable would lower him back down to ground level safely. Sam had to make it up three levels of a skyscraper under construction. As he rolled along, asleep, you had to use various controls and an elevator to guide him safely to the top. If you weren't quick enough, Sam would fall off the side. Sam was constructed quite well because he had to survive the fall. The plastic skyscraper wasn't as durable. Cool toy. No batteries needed. It took a good eye, smooth movements and two dexterious hands to get Sam to the top, then safely down again. I too have been looking for one in good shape. If you know where one can be found, email me at

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