Wow, check this ebay link out! It’s the pre-production art for the Storm Dagger packaging (go to link or scroll below). We’ve seen something similar before but the photos are a lot better quality. Sadly there are no design notes or other details to go off of. As you can see, they went in a…… Continue reading Storm Dagger Packaging Art
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
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!
I posted a few old newspaper ads for Air Raiders toys recently (here), so here’s a few more! The first come from battlegrip.com and show some cool drawings of the Thunderhammer, Thunderclaw and Wind Seeker. Granted, they were obviously traced but they still look nice. I really like the sketchy quality of the Thunderclaw and…… Continue reading More Air Raiders Advertising
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
This was a first (for me at least). A seller has posted several cases of Air Raiders vehicles. One has the Air Raider Battle Chasers, six of the Storm Dagger and six of the Thunderclaw. The other has the Tyrant Battle Chasers, six of the Wind Seeker and six of the Wind Razor. Each box…… Continue reading Air Raiders Ebay Watch — Factory Cases
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
Replicant01 (from LittleRubberGuys.com board) dug through his amazing collection of Air Raiders toys and scanned in all the filecards on the back of the packaging. A big thank you for that because they’re not all online and I doubt I could have tracked them all down, especially the Man-O-War box. Which reminds me, I never…… Continue reading Box Filecards