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

Tyrants of Wind Scout Patrol Prototype, Part 2

Greetings fellow Air Raiders fans, A while back I posted a picture of the Scout Patrol prototype(see here), a Tyrant of Wind playset that was part of the canceled 1988 line. The set was designed and built by Bill Cooke who was part of the R&D department. Well, I spoke with Mr. Cooke recently and…… Continue reading Tyrants of Wind Scout Patrol Prototype, Part 2

Air Raiders Fan Art — The Wind Talon

In a continuing series on fan art, replicant01 and I have been commissioning art for vehicles and figures from the canceled 1988 toys and also from sketches and other reference we come across. This time around is a vehicle designed by former Hasbro designer, David McDonald (see the interview here). For additional fan art, look here:Power…… Continue reading Air Raiders Fan Art — The Wind Talon

Air Raiders Figure art

Well, it’s been a while since I posted here! Sorry, life has been busy and oddly enough, working from home actually leaves me less time to do other stuff. Moving on, I have some great art that Ed Owens, the principle engineer on all of the Air Raiders figures and the Command Outpost, shared on…… Continue reading Air Raiders Figure art

Storm Dagger Prototype!

A while back, we had a post showing recent ebay listings of Air Raider vehicles. Each vehicle had various pieces with different plastic colors. The seller, a former Hasbro employee, said the different plastics were made for salesman to use on the road or were older prototypes that just simply switched colors.We also saw an…… Continue reading Storm Dagger Prototype!

Origins of Air Raiders, Part 4

This is another post on the origins of our favorite toy series. Here are previous installments: Origins of Air Raiders, Part 1 Origins of Air Raiders, Part 2 Origins of Air Raiders, Part 3 Last post saw us go over the original background story for the Air Raiders (or Air Masters) in the Pacific Ocean.…… Continue reading Origins of Air Raiders, Part 4

Product Designer Art on ebay

So a seller recently posted a small lot of Command Outpost drawings on ebay. The lot was for sale a few years ago (see here) and I posted the low-res art and tried to read as much of the notes as I could.  Unfortunately the resolution was not great on the photos. Sales info here:…… Continue reading Product Designer Art on ebay

General Stag

Andrew Cosson (see his talented work here) did a great head shot of the General Stag figure I posted a while back (left). From his site: General Stag an unproduced character figure for the Hasbro line Air Raiders. Gen. Stag had no colors so I took the liberty of my own choice bases on the…… Continue reading General Stag