An Interview With Product Designer Fred Rieber

Fred Rieber was a designer for Hasbro starting back in the ’80s. He was one of the primary product designers that worked on Air Raiders along with Dan Price and he was kind enough to answer some questions on his work. Airlandia: What were your responsibilities? I did a lot of the air-activated concepts, missiles…… Continue reading An Interview With Product Designer Fred Rieber

Return of the Wind Reaper

It’s been fun to come across old sketches, prototypes and and other special stuff related to the Air Raiders. Sometimes though, it leaves me wanting more. In this case, I’m talking about the Wind Reaper, the Tyrant’s answer to the Man-O-War. Now, replicant01 and I have already done some art commissions (here and here and…… Continue reading Return of the Wind Reaper

Don’t Fear the Reaper!

One of my favorite toys is the Man-O-War. How could you not love this massive tank that’s bristling with guns, cannons and all sorts of neat gimmicks like the floating orb sensor and the scout car that launches from below? It’s an amazing vehicle and certainly one-of-a-kind. It always interested me that there wasn’t a…… Continue reading Don’t Fear the Reaper!