Air Raiders Fan Art — The Thundacloud

Next up in the continuing series of fan art and commissions for old Air Raiders sketches and concepts is a new rendering of the Thundacloud. The Thundacloud was one of the original vehicles that Steve Reiss (the toy line creator) came up with in his Air Raiders pitch to Hasbro managament. For those of who…… Continue reading Air Raiders Fan Art — The Thundacloud

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

More Air Raiders Advertising

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

Air Raiders Ebay Watch

Ugh, I hate when something slips by me on ebay. I’ve been on the lookout for an Air Raiders coloring book that I’ve seen posted on Pinterest. It’s titled “Inside Airlandia” and has a drawing of the Thunderhammer on the cover. I get a kick out of the fact it’s launching a missile from the…… Continue reading Air Raiders Ebay Watch

Air Raiders Art

Some cool Air Raiders transparencies are up on ebay (here and here). They include one of the more well known illustrations for the toy line; used in marketing, packaging and catalogs. There’s also a rare piece that was never used as far as I can tell, although replicant01 had a proof of it. From the…… Continue reading Air Raiders Art

Air Raiders #2 “Subterfuge”

Great book, it opens up with a raid on an Air Refinery as the Air Raiders are once again seeking to hijack some air cargo ships. The story introduces Eeleta, daughter of Archion, the ruler that Aerozar deposed. She is smart, capable warrior and she and Rokk have an ulterior plan in addition to the…… Continue reading Air Raiders #2 “Subterfuge”

Box Filecards

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

Let the Battle Begin!

Another thanks to replicant01 (from LittleRubberGuys.com board) who shared an awesome proof he bought off of ebay years ago. It’s a battle between the rebel Air Raiders and the evil Tyrants with the Dragonwind and Thunderhammer as the primary focus of the piece. I’ve never seen it before so I’m excited to share it. One…… Continue reading Let the Battle Begin!

Stickers Archive

I’ve been super excited to create a library for the stickers for the Air Raiders toyline. This has proven to be much harder than I thought. Most pictures I find online are low resolution, half-covered and/or the stickers are curled and folded. So I’m updating my original idea. I’m still going to try and have…… Continue reading Stickers Archive