Toy fans are everywhere. I myself am part of several Facebook groups and I see fans of He-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and GI Joe from all over the place. Not just the United States and Canada but Europe, Asia, Australia and the rest of the world. I’ve always wondered where the Air Raiders toys…… Continue reading French Air Raiders
How cool is this? Someone on the tfw2005.com site did a kitbash of a Wind Razor with some other parts to make a Cobra Firebat for their Mega Bloks figure. The only thing missing are those extra tailfins in the middle of the wing. To me, that’s an iconic look of the Firebat. Ok so…… Continue reading Terror in the Sky!
David McDonald went to the ArtCenter College of design to study car design. Eventually he ended up as a Senior Industrial Designer working in the Hasbro Boys Department back in the ’80s. His projects included the Inhumanoids, Dinosaucers, COPS, Crash Test Dummies and many others. He started working on Air Raiders after the first year…… Continue reading An Interview With Former Hasbro Designer David McDonald
Thanks to J/Talyn aka ThePlasticGeek for sharing a project he’s been working on, The Galaxy Marauders! They are Air Raider figures that have been hydrospanned up to a larger size. I’ve never heard of hydrospanning before this but what amazing results! Really cool stuff and I really like the design he did for the packaging,…… Continue reading Galaxy Marauders
I got this in the mail recently. Yes… it’s a coloring book. But it is surprisingly interesting, as there’s all sorts of world information in it. It doesn’t 100% match up with what the comic established or what the cartoon might have done. The art is pretty good though. Initially I had very low expectations…… Continue reading Aerozar and the Tyrants of Wind
The Power is in the Air! Imagine a world where everything runs on air… a world where air is more precious than gold. Enter the world of Airlandia, where the evil Tyrants of Wind have seized control and force everyone to pay tribute to their corrupt and iron-fisted monarchy. Only the Air Raiders, a group…… Continue reading Poster Map
In my previous post, I showed a folder with various notes on a cartoon pitch for Air Raiders by Sunbow. The inside of the folder had some amazing art plastered across the whole spread. The style is not reminiscent of what they used on the box art and other areas, it’s more like a comic…… Continue reading Air Raiders Cartoon, Part 2