An Interview With Product Designer Fred Rieber

Fred Rieber was a designer for Hasbro starting back in the ’80s. He was one of the primary product designers that worked on Air Raiders along with Dan Price and he was kind enough to answer some questions on his work. Airlandia: What were your responsibilities? I did a lot of the air-activated concepts, missiles…… Continue reading An Interview With Product Designer Fred Rieber

Air Raiders Relaunch, Part One

Airlandia: Here’s the first in a series of posts where Air Raiders fans, with knowledge and passion for the toys, write what they would do with the Air Raiders brand if they were in charge and launching it today. First up is Replicant01 (from LittleRubberGuys.com board), who may have the biggest collection of Air Raider toys,…… Continue reading Air Raiders Relaunch, Part One

An Interview With Product Designer Dan Price, Part Two

Continuing the interview from this post. Airlandia: Did you have the same team working on the second series or did any designers move on to other toylines? Price: I think it was basically the same team of designers, but it wasn’t uncommon for one designer to work on multiple lines. Airlandia: A fellow fan discovered…… Continue reading An Interview With Product Designer Dan Price, Part Two

Custom Air Raiders Vehicles, Part 2

Just a follow up on my last post (here), I sent a few questions to Oscar Torres (see his site here) about his project because I’m always curious about 3D printers and other ways to expand on Air Raiders. Airlandia: What was this project for? Did someone hire you or were you just tinkering with…… Continue reading Custom Air Raiders Vehicles, Part 2

An Interview With Former Hasbro Designer David McDonald

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

An Interview With Former Hasbro Illustrator, Richard Marcej

Richard Marcej graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and began working for Hasbro as an illustrator, graphic designer and package designer in the fall of 1983. His work covered a wide range of Hasbro properties including Transformers, GI Joe, My Little Pony, InHumanoids and Army Ants, which he was responsible for not only the…… Continue reading An Interview With Former Hasbro Illustrator, Richard Marcej