Air Raiders Figure Art, Part 2

I put up an earlier thread going over the PrePro site and some Air Raiders stuff they had posted. The last piece is the one I’m most excited for. It’s a figure sculpture sheet for the almost forgotten 1988 line of toys. It was drawn by Ron Rudat and dates to November 17, 1986 which…… Continue reading Air Raiders Figure Art, Part 2

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

Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities – The Dragonwind

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

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

Second Series Art Commission

I was super excited by the discovery of the canceled second series of Air Raiders toys (discussed here). So much so that replicant01 and I decided to commission some art for the squad officers found in that picture. We had already commissioned some art for the Lords of Wind, the five tyrannical rulers of Airlandia…… Continue reading Second Series Art Commission

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

An Interview With Former Hasbro Illustrator, Richard Marcej

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