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Air Raiders Licensing Kit, Part 3

Last session was about the beautiful folder the kit came in, today is focused on colored line art for the various vehicles! The images were printed nice and sharp by Hasbro and I scanned them in at a good resolution. They all have basics flat colors but what’s interesting is they actually broke down the…… Continue reading Air Raiders Licensing Kit, Part 3

Storm Dagger Prototype!

A while back, we had a post showing recent ebay listings of Air Raider vehicles. Each vehicle had various pieces with different plastic colors. The seller, a former Hasbro employee, said the different plastics were made for salesman to use on the road or were older prototypes that just simply switched colors.We also saw an…… Continue reading Storm Dagger Prototype!

General Stag

Andrew Cosson (see his talented work here) did a great head shot of the General Stag figure I posted a while back (left). From his site: General Stag an unproduced character figure for the Hasbro line Air Raiders. Gen. Stag had no colors so I took the liberty of my own choice bases on the…… Continue reading General Stag

Pre-production Art on Ebay, part 2

Hey folks, looks like there’s some familiar art up on ebay right now. It’s a transparency of the classic all-out battle for Airlandia that we see used on most Air Raiders packaging and marketing products. This was actually just for sale last year (see here). Sadly, I did not save the final sale info because…… Continue reading Pre-production Art on Ebay, part 2

Origins of Air Raiders, Part 3

This is another post on the origins of our favorite toy series. Here are previous installments: Origins of Air Raiders, Part 1 Origins of Air Raiders, Part 2 Here’s the early story pitch for Air Raiders, back when Steve Reiss first created the concept and it was called Air Masters. First off, it takes place…… Continue reading Origins of Air Raiders, Part 3

Origins of Air Raiders, Part 2

This is another post on the origins of our favorite toy series. If you’d like to read the first one, click here. So the last post talked about how Steve Reiss created Air Raiders back when he was the Hasbro Senior Design Director for Boys Toys. Here I will share the actual concept he came…… Continue reading Origins of Air Raiders, Part 2

Air Raiders Relaunch, Part Five – Nerf It!

Airlandia: Here’s the next post in a series that gives fans a chance to explain how they would relaunch the Air Raiders in today’s market. Heli, our resident Hawkwind fanatic, will take it from here: Heli: Air Raiders is a wonderful, unique line, so any relaunch should strive to hold onto the qualities that define…… Continue reading Air Raiders Relaunch, Part Five – Nerf It!

Air Raiders Factory Tests

Big thanks to replicant01 who noticed some interesting details on an ebay auction recently. A seller by the name of stuff_4_a_steal had a lot of Air Raider vehicles, some with their original boxes. Included in that lot were three of the Battle Chargers, the Wind Razor, the Wind Seeker and the Thunderclaw. The Wind Razor…… Continue reading Air Raiders Factory Tests

Air Raiders in the News

No, nothing that new but some interesting articles from 1987 talking briefly about Air Raiders. First is one from Battlegrip, titled Toy Executives Going Back to Basics for ’87. On February 15, 1987, the Hartford Courant wrote an article about the 1987 New York Toy Fair and the expected hits of the year. It mentions…… Continue reading Air Raiders in the News