Air Raiders Advertising, Part 2

Continuing the posting of old advertisements for the Air Raiders (see here), here’s a few from the The Des Moines Register, Chicago Tribune, and The Times out of Shreveport, Louisiana. The Times is first, dated November 18, 1987, and I’m amused that they lumped a Cobra Sea Ray from GI Joe in the space provided.…… Continue reading Air Raiders Advertising, Part 2

Air Raiders Original Art and Map

Over the years I’ve spoken with many of the designers and artists who worked on the Air Raiders toys. The general consensus has been that most or all of the original art for the design, packaging and inserts were probably thrown out. Well, good news, I was contacted by a former employee who had saved…… Continue reading Air Raiders Original Art and Map

Air Raiders T-shirt — the Hawkwind!

Hey all, I figured since I did several shirts for the Command Outpost (see post here) that I’d do one for the bad guys too. The general feeling I get is that people seem to like the Hawkwind the best (for good reason!) so I decided to go in that direction. Check it out here!…… Continue reading Air Raiders T-shirt — the Hawkwind!

Air Raiders Collector Convert

Airlandia: Recently, I’ve been sharing posts from fans about how to relaunch the Air Raiders brand. Community support and sharing is fun and I hope to do more. In that vein, I got a great story from Heli who could no longer resist the pull of collecting Air Raiders after passing on them in the…… Continue reading Air Raiders Collector Convert

Air Raiders Product Designer Notes

I just some odds and ends notes that I wanted to share about two Product Designers who worked on the toy line. Bill Cooke, designer of the second series Scout Patrol (see here) also mentioned how he helped create the rebel Command Outpost. I design developed and sculpted the mountain in clay then made a…… Continue reading Air Raiders Product Designer Notes

Early Air Raiders Box Art

Big thanks to airraiders1987 (from the Air Raiders fan site that actually inspired this site) for sharing this pre-production box art photo. Someone had approached him to see if he knew of any potential buyers (the art eventually ended up in the San Diego Comic Con auction). The artwork seem to be more like color…… Continue reading Early Air Raiders Box Art