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 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 Power Axe

Replicant01 and I have been commissioning some fan art for several Air Raider vehicles.  The first series of art that I’m posting is the Power Axe, a vehicle that reminds me of a smaller, faster Man-O-War. Bristling with weapons, the Power Axe also has some close-combat blades for chopping up Tyrant vehicles. The Power Axe…… Continue reading Air Raiders Fan Art — The Power Axe

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

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

Second Series Art Commission, Part 2

A little while ago, replicant01 and I commissioned pino44io to do some art for the squad officers from the unreleased second series (earlier blog post can be found here). For simplicity sake, I named them after mythical gods of wind to make it to work on the project. Here are the final pieces of art although…… Continue reading Second Series Art Commission, Part 2

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

Second Series Art Commission

I was super excited by the discovery of the canceled second series of Air Raiders toys (discussed here). So much so that replicant01 and I decided to commission some art for the squad officers found in that picture. We had already commissioned some art for the Lords of Wind, the five tyrannical rulers of Airlandia…… Continue reading Second Series Art Commission