Finally! I was super excited when 3DJoes.com recently unearthed the artist that was responsible for the awesome Airlandia battle scene that was used quite a bit in the marketing and packaging for the toy line. Over the years, I had spent a decent amount of time searching for clues and asking former employees the identity…… Continue reading Air Raiders Illustrator
Like an earlier post (found here), I came across a photo of some preproduction box art for the Dragonwind that was sold on ebay back in April, 2014. The original appears to be a painting although it could be colored pencils with some paint highlights too. Initially, I thought it was a different design for…… Continue reading Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities – The Dragonwind
In a recent post, I found boxes for the Thunderclaw, Twin Lightning and Battle Squad that were labeled in both French and English. Thanks to a helpful poster, I learned that Canadian laws state that goods have to have both languages on the packaging. A seller posted a similar box for the Dragonwind on ebay…… Continue reading French Dragonwind
Ebay strikes again! Someone has posted a really cool gem, one of the proof sheets Hasbro would have gotten from the printer. Here’s the seller’s info: This item was acquired directly from a former employee of the company . It has never been offered for sale before and is being offered here for the first…… Continue reading Wind Seeker Proof Sheet
This is a post to archive all the box inserts for the vehicles. They all have Richard Marcej art and a lot of cool info on Airlandia. Thanks to Replicant01 (from LittleRubberGuys.com board) for scanning in these sheets. I have not seen The Deception before this!
This is just a simple post to archive all the instructions for the vehicles. Thanks to Replicant01 (from LittleRubberGuys.com board) for scanning in these sheets, especially the Man-O-War!
Replicant01 (from LittleRubberGuys.com board) dug through his amazing collection of Air Raiders toys and scanned in all the filecards on the back of the packaging. A big thank you for that because they’re not all online and I doubt I could have tracked them all down, especially the Man-O-War box. Which reminds me, I never…… Continue reading Box Filecards
Richard Marcej graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and began working for Hasbro as an illustrator, graphic designer and package designer in the fall of 1983. His work covered a wide range of Hasbro properties including Transformers, GI Joe, My Little Pony, InHumanoids and Army Ants, which he was responsible for not only the…… Continue reading An Interview With Former Hasbro Illustrator, Richard Marcej
These are interesting, you get (hopefully) the opportunity to print an unblemished version of this art with no warping or damage. I’m tempted by the battle scenes (obvious) and the Wind Razor because it doesn’t have the box design on it. You can find this artwork all over the internet but at a smaller size…… Continue reading Pre-production Art on Ebay