When writing the previous post here, I realized I never put up pictures of one of the few figures we’ve seen of the canceled 1988 figures. One of the new rebel officers, he was luckily bought by fellow fan replicant01. I remember seeing him come up in an ebay post, mixed in with other figures…… Continue reading 1988 Air Raiders Figure-Corus
Air Raiders Licensing Kit, Part 4
Hey folks, long time, no post. Just between the holidays, COVID and work I haven’t had the time or energy to post very often but I will try to get back up to speed. So we’re going with a few more pages from the licensing kit from last year. Here are the earlier posts for…… Continue reading Air Raiders Licensing Kit, Part 4
Air Raiders Fan Art — The Command Outpost
Replicant01 and I have worked on several commissions in the past, but this was the first one we ever did and I never got around to posting it until now. We wanted another version of the Command Outpost and it was a great way to see if the artist could handle this kind of work.…… Continue reading Air Raiders Fan Art — The Command Outpost
Lords of Wind; Barons Modrex and Ee-lon
As mentioned in an earlier post, replicant01 and I decided to commission some art of the five Lords of Wind, the evil antagonists of the rebel Air Raiders. The first three we did were Emperor Aerozar, Baron Jolt and Sunder. Next we moved on to Barons Modrex and Ee-lon. Modrex was a little difficult as…… Continue reading Lords of Wind; Barons Modrex and Ee-lon
Don’t Fear the Reaper!
One of my favorite toys is the Man-O-War. How could you not love this massive tank that’s bristling with guns, cannons and all sorts of neat gimmicks like the floating orb sensor and the scout car that launches from below? It’s an amazing vehicle and certainly one-of-a-kind. It always interested me that there wasn’t a…… Continue reading Don’t Fear the Reaper!
Air Raiders Cartoon
Thanks to Eric Spikes for sharing this gem; it’s a TV promo folder that I assume Sunbow put together for pitching the cartoon. There’s not a lot of information but it’s a cool piece of Air Raider history and what could have been. I would still love to have an answer as to why this…… Continue reading Air Raiders Cartoon
The Lords of the Winds
I love Air Raiders but one of my big regrets is the lack of artwork. There’s the wonderful box art, some poster illustrations and the great box insert pages but that’s about it. Unfortunately the toys didn’t last long enough to expand into lunch boxes, puzzles, magnets and other merchandise that would have required a… Continue reading The Lords of the Winds
Wind Seeker Prototypes
I came across this auction a little while ago which involved a boxed Wind Seeker but also a ton of vehicle concept sketches. Many of them were 6-wheel designs so they settled on that early. Several also have a hoverpod concept too. I separated out a few of them to look at but the resolution…… Continue reading Wind Seeker Prototypes
I posted an interview with Richard Marcej the other day and in addition to getting to chat with him, I got to pick up a black and white book he self-published over 10 years ago titled, My Artwork and Designs at Hasbro, 1983-1989. The book is a short and fun compilation of art and photos…… Continue reading Marcej Art
Let the Battle Begin!
Another thanks to replicant01 (from LittleRubberGuys.com board) who shared an awesome proof he bought off of ebay years ago. It’s a battle between the rebel Air Raiders and the evil Tyrants with the Dragonwind and Thunderhammer as the primary focus of the piece. I’ve never seen it before so I’m excited to share it. One…… Continue reading Let the Battle Begin!