General Stag — Air Raiders Figure Prototype

So I managed to obtain an amazing piece of Air Raiders history from a former Hasbro worker, and I just thought I’d share with everyone. It turns out that besides the prototypes to the current Air Raiders figures that we all know and love, there were also even earlier ones as well! We actually touched…… Continue reading General Stag — Air Raiders Figure Prototype

Tyrants of Wind Scout Patrol Prototype

I came across a Facebook page run by Bill Cooke, a former Product Designer for Hasbro. He had a few comments dedicated to the Air Raiders, including this interesting post: Does anyone remember Air Raiders made by Hasbro? I design developed and made this working model in the late 80’s while at Hasbro in the…… Continue reading Tyrants of Wind Scout Patrol Prototype

Air Raider Prototype Figure, Part 3

  So there’s been quite a few prototypes posted on ebay lately. We’ve already seen an Enforcer as well as pilots for the Twin Lightning and Hawkwind. Up next is another figure but this one is pretty exciting. It’s a soldier from the second series of canceled Air Raider toys, one of the new Enforcer…… Continue reading Air Raider Prototype Figure, Part 3

Air Raider Prototype Figures, Part 2

Some more figure prototypes, similar to this one, are up on ebay. They are the Twin Lightning officer, Commander Airlocke and the Hawkwind officer, Commodore Kronax. Both are unfortunately damaged as both lost their right arm! Kronax seems to have lost part of his helmet horn too. The figures can be found here and here.…… Continue reading Air Raider Prototype Figures, Part 2

[Multiple] Barrels of Fun!

You might remember seeing my post about the Wind Reaper a few weeks ago, an evil version of the Man-O-War that popped up on ebay. Well, another vehicle posted up there around the same time. Named for it’s multi-launcher feature, the Gatling is another awesome prototype of the Air Raiders line that never saw the…… Continue reading [Multiple] Barrels of Fun!

Air Raiders Prototype Figure on ebay

Yep, another prototype is up on ebay. And it’s pretty neat! One of the early “phototype” figures that was used in the first catalog pictures is for sale. I’m curious how quickly they knocked these out. It still looks fantastic but it has a rougher quality to it, plus it has metal pegs to hold…… Continue reading Air Raiders Prototype Figure on ebay

That Belongs in a Museum!

A huge thank you to balok2, owner of Balok’s Blog, who allowed me to post shots of the phototype Air Raider figures he found on ebay back in ’99. What’s a phototype, you ask? Here’s his description: Air Raiders ‘’photo type” figs. Not prototypes, rather these are pre-production, articulated resin mock ups for use in catalogs, brochure…… Continue reading That Belongs in a Museum!