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 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

Air Raiders Survival Kit on ebay

There’s been an Air Raiders Survival Kit on ebay for years now but the price of almost $1000 seemed a little bit too much, especially since the glider was already put together and showed some damage. Another kit was posted recently at a more reasonable price and has the added benefit of not being used…… Continue reading Air Raiders Survival Kit on ebay

More Air Raiders Advertising

I posted a few old newspaper ads for Air Raiders toys recently (here), so here’s a few more! The first come from battlegrip.com and show some cool drawings of the Thunderhammer, Thunderclaw and Wind Seeker. Granted, they were obviously traced but they still look nice. I really like the sketchy quality of the Thunderclaw and…… Continue reading More Air Raiders Advertising

Origins of Air Raiders, Part 3

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 Here’s the early story pitch for Air Raiders, back when Steve Reiss first created the concept and it was called Air Masters. First off, it takes place…… Continue reading Origins of Air Raiders, Part 3

Air Raiders Advertising

I found some old advertising for Air Raiders toys. Unfortunately the original scans aren’t great but looking at the prices and what other toys were selling alongside them is interesting. The first three are from the Baltimore Sun and the last three are from the Akron Journal. My favorite is the 1st one from the…… Continue reading Air Raiders Advertising

Air Raiders Relaunch, Part Five – Nerf It!

Airlandia: Here’s the next post in a series that gives fans a chance to explain how they would relaunch the Air Raiders in today’s market. Heli, our resident Hawkwind fanatic, will take it from here: Heli: Air Raiders is a wonderful, unique line, so any relaunch should strive to hold onto the qualities that define…… Continue reading Air Raiders Relaunch, Part Five – Nerf It!