The Sandman: Neil Gaiman Explains Why we are Lacking in Morpheus Merch

So, where are we now? If we told you how many times we've changed the draft that's been waiting to announce the second season of Netflix's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, you might put us on 72-hour observation. But while we wait, Gaiman keeps up his social media life, which is full of interesting information. This happened again earlier today when Gaiman talked about a topic that a lot of fans have been talking about, especially as Halloween got closer. 

So where is all the merchandise for Morpheus? Some people thought there would be a lot of ways to bring a piece of The Dreaming home with them, since The Sandman is a well-known IP with devoted fans who have shown they are more than willing to spend money on what they love. So why aren't there many things to buy in the first season? 

"There isn't really a reason other than the fact that merchandisers only want to bet on sure things," Gaiman said in a tweet to explain the situation. He then made a great point about the geek store chain Hot Topic: "I find it strange that they had more Sandman merchandise 25 years ago than they do now." In a similar way, I feel like there is more merchandise for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twin Peaks now than there was during the entire run of each show. In any case, here is Gaiman's tweet:


And about The Sandman on Netflix... 

Here's a look back at that scene from S01E01, "Sleep of the Just," where Alex (Laurie Kynaston) talks to his father Roderick (Charles Dance) about the mysterious "Sleeping Sickness" that has been spreading since they caught Morpheus (Tom Sturridge): 

When we close our eyes and go to sleep, we all go to a place called the Dreaming. This is where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives form to all of our deepest fears and wishes. But when Dream is taken by surprise and put in jail for a hundred years, it sets off a chain of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds for good. Dream must travel through different worlds and times to fix the mistakes he's made over the course of his long life. Along the way, he'll see old friends and foes and meet new cosmic and human beings. 

The Sandman on Netflix features Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young, Patton Oswalt, and The show comes from Warner Bros. 

TV, executive producer and co-writer Neil Gaiman (Good Omens), executive producer, co-writer, and showrunner Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman), and executive producer and co-writer David S. Goyer.


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