Hey folks, some exciting stuff to share. For those of you who don’t know, Air Raiders was released in 1987 and there was a planned followup of new toys that was scheduled for 1988. The toys were designed and built and a pre-Toyfair catalog was released in 1988. However, due to sales and other factors,…… Continue reading Canceled Air Raiders Toys from 1988
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 Licensing Kit, Part 2
Hello all, this week I’m just quickly posting some scans from the Licensing kit that was on ebay last year. I realized I had completely forgotten about it. I’m just starting with the cover, back and inside as I had to handle them delicately. One of the things I’m kinda excited by is the cover…… Continue reading Air Raiders Licensing Kit, Part 2
Air Raiders Licensing Kit
A seller on ebay recently put up licensing kits; essentially a folder filled with line art, color art, and instructions on how to use the Air Raiders logo, toys, packaging and more. I ended up winning the second auction so I hope to have a better breakdown of the items inside, but for now, here’s…… Continue reading Air Raiders Licensing Kit
Pre-production Art on Ebay, part 2
Hey folks, looks like there’s some familiar art up on ebay right now. It’s a transparency of the classic all-out battle for Airlandia that we see used on most Air Raiders packaging and marketing products. This was actually just for sale last year (see here). Sadly, I did not save the final sale info because…… Continue reading Pre-production Art on Ebay, part 2
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 Cartoon Ad
Check this out! A Jem fan named truly_truly_truly_outrageous posted an advert on their Instagram account. V I N T A G E trade advert from 1987 for JEM and Transformers being the top two rated kids shows in weekend animation and introducing Air Raiders which never made it into a tv show. You just can’t…… Continue reading Air Raiders Cartoon Ad
Air Raiders Relaunch, Part Two – To Theme or Not to Theme?
A continuation of fan ideas for relaunching the Air Raiders. Airlandia: Next up is balok (from baloksblog), who has a treasure trove of cool toys, many in the Air Raiders scale or smaller and he takes a lot of pictures with interesting poses, perspectives and cool background sets. balok: Rather than reinvent the Air Raiders,…… Continue reading Air Raiders Relaunch, Part Two – To Theme or Not to Theme?
Relaunch the Air Raiders!
Hey folks! So I’ve wanted to increase the online Air Raider community and get people talking again about our favorite toy line again. To that end I asked several Air Raiders fan with knowledge and passion for the toys to write up a post that would essentially sum up what they would do with the…… Continue reading Relaunch the Air Raiders!
Air Raiders Cartoon, Part 3
Big thanks to airraiders1987 (from the Air Raiders fan site that actually inspired this site) for sharing this promo art for the Air Raiders cartoon that he received from a former worker associated with the production. Their email said: “Came across your site and it jarred loose a memory or two. In the late 80’s,…… Continue reading Air Raiders Cartoon, Part 3