Air Raiders Battle Poster Pre-Production Art

Hey all, An interesting piece of art went up on ebay recently. It is the preliminary sketch of the Air Raiders battle scene done by the artist Paul Alexander. The huge battle art was used by Hasbro for packaging and promotional purposes. There is no signature but I’m assuming he did this piece as he…… Continue reading Air Raiders Battle Poster Pre-Production Art

Storm Dagger Packaging Art

Wow, check this ebay link out! It’s the pre-production art for the Storm Dagger packaging (go to link or scroll below). We’ve seen something similar before but the photos are a lot better quality. Sadly there are no design notes or other details to go off of. As you can see, they went in a…… Continue reading Storm Dagger Packaging Art

Air Raiders Figure Art, Part 3

I’ve had the opportunity to post some really cool figure sculpture sheets from the Air Raiders line. There were done by Ron Rudat for both the original 1987 figures and the canceled 1988 toys.You can find the earlier posts here: Air Raiders Figure Art, Part 1 Air Raiders Figure Art, Part 2 I realized recently that I…… Continue reading Air Raiders Figure Art, Part 3

Air Raiders Fan Art — The Thundacloud

Next up in the continuing series of fan art and commissions for old Air Raiders sketches and concepts is a new rendering of the Thundacloud. The Thundacloud was one of the original vehicles that Steve Reiss (the toy line creator) came up with in his Air Raiders pitch to Hasbro managament. For those of who…… Continue reading Air Raiders Fan Art — The Thundacloud

Air Raiders Figure Art, Part 2

I put up an earlier thread going over the PrePro site and some Air Raiders stuff they had posted. The last piece is the one I’m most excited for. It’s a figure sculpture sheet for the almost forgotten 1988 line of toys. It was drawn by Ron Rudat and dates to November 17, 1986 which…… Continue reading Air Raiders Figure Art, Part 2

Air Raiders Advertisement

Airlandia… where air is more precious than gold… The evil Tyrants of Wind control the planet Airlandia, where everything runs on air. Only the Air Raiders, a daring band of rebels, stand a chance of rescuing their planet from these cruel dictators. You’ve never seen vehicles like these before… State-of-the-Air fighter planes like the Hawkwind…… Continue reading Air Raiders Advertisement

Air Raiders Advertising, Part 2

Continuing the posting of old advertisements for the Air Raiders (see here), here’s a few from the The Des Moines Register, Chicago Tribune, and The Times out of Shreveport, Louisiana. The Times is first, dated November 18, 1987, and I’m amused that they lumped a Cobra Sea Ray from GI Joe in the space provided.…… Continue reading Air Raiders Advertising, Part 2

Air Raiders Original Art and Map

Over the years I’ve spoken with many of the designers and artists who worked on the Air Raiders toys. The general consensus has been that most or all of the original art for the design, packaging and inserts were probably thrown out. Well, good news, I was contacted by a former employee who had saved…… Continue reading Air Raiders Original Art and Map

Air Raiders T-shirt — the Hawkwind!

Hey all, I figured since I did several shirts for the Command Outpost (see post here) that I’d do one for the bad guys too. The general feeling I get is that people seem to like the Hawkwind the best (for good reason!) so I decided to go in that direction. Check it out here!…… Continue reading Air Raiders T-shirt — the Hawkwind!

Air Raiders Licensing Kit, Part 3

Last session was about the beautiful folder the kit came in, today is focused on colored line art for the various vehicles! The images were printed nice and sharp by Hasbro and I scanned them in at a good resolution. They all have basics flat colors but what’s interesting is they actually broke down the…… Continue reading Air Raiders Licensing Kit, Part 3