Air Raiders Battle Poster Pre-Production Art

Hey all, An interesting piece of art went up on ebay recently. It is the preliminary sketch of the Air Raiders battle scene done by the artist Paul Alexander. The huge battle art was used by Hasbro for packaging and promotional purposes. There is no signature but I’m assuming he did this piece as he…… Continue reading Air Raiders Battle Poster Pre-Production Art

Product Designer Art on ebay

So a seller recently posted a small lot of Command Outpost drawings on ebay. The lot was for sale a few years ago (see here) and I posted the low-res art and tried to read as much of the notes as I could.  Unfortunately the resolution was not great on the photos. Sales info here:…… Continue reading Product Designer Art on ebay

Air Raiders figure sculpt

Years ago, Bill Merklein, a sculptor who is well-known for all the work he did on GI Joe, sold off all (or most) of the toy-related stuff he had worked on over the years. There were a lot of sketches of various GI Joe characters but buried in the mix were a couple other gems.…… Continue reading Air Raiders figure sculpt

Air Raiders Fan Art

I’ve been meaning to post this art for a while, so a big thanks to Andrew Cosson, the operator of a great Facebook fansite, Air Raiders. Andrew is also a very talented artist so you should definitely check out his Instagram page for his other art. The art that I’m interested in is his Air…… Continue reading Air Raiders Fan Art

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