Air Raiders Survival Kit on ebay

There’s been an Air Raiders Survival Kit on ebay for years now but the price of almost $1000 seemed a little bit too much, especially since the glider was already put together and showed some damage. Another kit was posted recently at a more reasonable price and has the added benefit of not being used…… Continue reading Air Raiders Survival Kit on ebay

Air Raiders Relaunch, Part Three – Bigger Is Better!

A continuation of fan ideas for relaunching the Air Raiders. Airlandia: Next up is airraiders1987, webmaster of the Air Raiders fan site that actually inspired this site). He did a great job meticulously collecting all the information out there about our favorite toy line. airraiders1987: Air Raiders is one of the great untapped and short…… Continue reading Air Raiders Relaunch, Part Three – Bigger Is Better!

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

Air Raiders Survival Kit

In 1987, Hasbro had an offer for kids; get your $6.00 (and $1.50 in shipping) together along with your parent’s signatures and YOU can be the proud owner of the Air Raiders Survival Kit! The Survival Kit came with two special figures (Emperor Aerozar and Baron Jolt), a map of the planet Airlandia, a glider,…… Continue reading Air Raiders Survival Kit

Lords of Wind: Aerozar, Sunder and Jolt

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 (of course!), Baron Jolt and Sunder. I already put up the rough pencil sketches and color proofs. Here is…… Continue reading Lords of Wind: Aerozar, Sunder and Jolt

Air Raiders Cartoon, Part 2

In my previous post, I showed a folder with various notes on a cartoon pitch for Air Raiders by Sunbow. The inside of the folder had some amazing art plastered across the whole spread. The style is not reminiscent of what they used on the box art and other areas, it’s more like a comic…… Continue reading Air Raiders Cartoon, Part 2

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

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!