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

Fast as Lightning!

I finally got around to showing another early Air Raiders vehicle model that showed up on ebay a while back; the original Twin Lightning prototype! From the seller: This item was acquired directly from a former employee of the company. It has never been offered for sale before and is being offered here for the…… Continue reading Fast as Lightning!

Air Raider Prototype Figures, Part 2

Some more figure prototypes, similar to this one, are up on ebay. They are the Twin Lightning officer, Commander Airlocke and the Hawkwind officer, Commodore Kronax. Both are unfortunately damaged as both lost their right arm! Kronax seems to have lost part of his helmet horn too. The figures can be found here and here.…… Continue reading Air Raider Prototype Figures, Part 2

[Multiple] Barrels of Fun!

You might remember seeing my post about the Wind Reaper a few weeks ago, an evil version of the Man-O-War that popped up on ebay. Well, another vehicle posted up there around the same time. Named for it’s multi-launcher feature, the Gatling is another awesome prototype of the Air Raiders line that never saw the…… Continue reading [Multiple] Barrels of Fun!

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