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Storm Hawk Toys by Irwin Toys

About the Storm Hawks

In 2007 to 2009, the world was introduced to a set of six inexperienced young sky riders preparing to follow the footsteps of the original “Storm Hawks” in the world of Atmos. Their world is based on floating sections of land that are known as “Terras” wish are each protected by a leading Sky Night and Squadron against the cruelty of Master Cyclonis and the Cyclonians. They are a re-emerging evil trying to pull their entire world under a dark rule under the Cyclonian Empire.  Our heros are faced with many challenges due to their young age and new social experiences, all while learning their new abilities and capabilities through their experiences as team.  Their adventures leads them to a path of grave danger, and an introduction to a wide array of new and interesting characters that will battle them and aid them in the quest to defeat Cyclonis. 





Storm Hawks Team (Radar, Stork, Aerrow, Piper, Finn, and

Junko).

About the Characters:

Storm Hawks:



Aerrow :  Is the leader and Sky Night of the Storm Hawks group.  Always with a positive attitude in the worst situations and willing to take large risk in order to beat Master Cyclonis. His spirit maintains the group together through good and bad times.  (Race: Human)

Piper:  Second in Command.  She deals with Navigation, Battle Tactics and an self taught Crystal Master. She is the brains of the group. She maintains her girly traits yet she’s tough and down to earth. ( Race: Human)

Junko:  He deals with  Flight Engineering and Heavy Ballistics (Muscle of the Team).  He is very proud of his race and culture.  Sub Conscious about his height and strength, he still manages to really put in some heavy muscles when the team needs it all while keeping a very sweet and caring personality.(Race:Wallop)

Stork: While he’s very paranoid he is an expert at navigating, and maintaining their main carrier ship the Condor.  He is their Carrier Pilot and an expert with Atmos mythology. His one weakness is to have his Love the Condor being dented, altered or destroyed. (Race: Merb)

Finn : He is the Wingman and Sharp Shooter for the team.  Having an incredibly cocky and ignorant personality he can be a charming part of the team. (Race:Human)

Radar : Is the Mission Specialist and Mechanic for the team.  The first time you see him he just look like your standard group pet, but shortly after you learn he is as efficient as the other members of the team except that he doesn’t talk.  The show they never specifies his race, but for what ever reason chickens are always falling in love with him.  Strange!!! (Race
Unknown).




Cyclonian Top Soldiers (Ravus, Dark Ace, and Snipe).

Cyclonians:

Master Cyclonis:  Grand Leader of Cyclonia and Crystal Master Sorcerers. She might look like your standard emo teen girl, but she has a very ruthless personality that is feared by even the strongest members of the Atmos.

Dark Ace:  Lead warrior for the Cyclonian empire, also known as the Master Cyclonis right hand man.  Has an incredibly over bloated ego like your standard bad guy.  Once thought to be unbeatable, now is facing a constant streak of failure that is making his world turned upside down.

Ravus & Snipe:  Both of the siblings are top warriors of Cyclonis, but each one has their own specialty.  Ravus uses her deadly violin music to accomplish neat but dirty task that Master Cyclonis may have in motion.  Snipe is not very bright but he does compensate in brutal
strength.

The Raptors:  Is a team of mercenaries for hire that mainly work for the Cyclonian empire.  They mainly roam in groups of 4 to 5 members, and tend to like missions in warmer weather.

Cyclonians Soldiers (Talens): They are suppose to be elite Cyclonian soldiers but the Storm Hawks tend to kick their butts very easily.

Merck Raiders:  Is their version of notorious pirates but in the sky.  These guys are so bad, even the Cyclonian army fears them.



About the Show and Production:

The show itself has two full season totaling fifty-two episodes.  The first ten to fifteen episodes seem like your standard introduction episodes, but they really start putting things together to an amazing storyline in the later part of the season by linking the stories of the past with the present, and building allies along the way that will help the new Storm Hawks in an epic battle at the end of the series.  For a 3D animated television series, they truly have great camera work that gives a sense that they are in the sky flying.  They are also doing these shots while at times having air battles with a large amount of characters per shot which makes it more fun and exciting to watch than your standard “1 on 1” battle.  Now… a word of caution, this is a show you can’t
simply skip to the end because it will make no sense if you do.  The show
at the end tops with an amazing climax that can easily produce another season
or two.  I hope someday hey decided to revive the series.  It was
truly amazing.  Sadly here in the US, only about thirty out of the
fifty-three episodes aired before they pulled it off the air on Cartoon
Network, but it’s ok that’s what DVD, Streaming Services, and online resources
are for. LOL

A lot of people might not know this, but the Storm Hawks show was very popular and  it won four awards and was nominated five times at the Canadian “Gemini Awards” and the “Leo Awards” (2008-2009) for titles such as Best animated Program or Series, Original Score, Screenwriting, Best Director and Storyboards.  

The show had several companies involved in its production. For Storm Hawks Productions, this was their only project.  Nerd Corp Entertainment Ca. worked on the production of the Storm Hawks show and also on the production of Hot Wheel “Battle Force 5”, Dragon Boosters, The League of Super Evil, Rated A for Awesome, and recently Monster High “Escape from Skull Shores”. Finally, YTV who has an ungodly long list of production expirience and video properties they have distributed world wide (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0058689/).





Books and Comics:



The series also produced one book called Storm Hawks “Best Friends Forever” through scholastic Readers that was mainly aimed at the tween and teen demographic.



As far as I know only one comic book issues was ever
release for the Storm Hawks, and there isn’t a lot known about it.  It was
a Special Edition comic book done by the Canadian publishing company called DMF
Comics Inc.  It feature three stories including the origins of the Dark
Ace which are partially shown in the intro of the show, and Pin Up Art section
drawn by some of the great talents of animation and comics.  I seen a
couple of pages out of the book on-line and I personally wasn’t impressed by
the book or the pin ups. So this is something I probably would not recommend to
anybody. 




About The Toys:


Storm Hawks 4 inch and 6 inch figures with vehicles.


It’s been awhile since a toy company has tried to stay true to the spirit of a show  and I believe Spin Masters really did a great job on this one.  I will warn you the packaging on these are big.
While the sculpts on the characters could use a little work, they still hold the charm of the show that any fan would love to have and to own.  Sadly just like many other toy series, you will not find any of the female characters since they were never produce.  So have fun making your own. 😀

4 “ inch figures

The four inch figures are very fun to handle. They all come with different weapons, and they are very posable. Some of the weapons have secondary functions like items that go over swords, arrows that shoot, and some of them connect together to make a larger weapon.  A word of caution, these are toys that are meant to be lightly played with. These toys are being held together by small thin plastic peg.  So is easy to break off.


 

Aerrow:

Package: Around 7” inch width, 7” height, and around 1 ½’ inches.

Pieces:  4 inch figures of Aerrow, 2 small wing swords, 2 small transparent blue sleeves that fit over the sword, and 1 small two inch Radar figure.

Finn:

Package: Around 7” inch width, 7” height, and around 1 ½’ inches.

Pieces:  4 inch figure of Finn, 1 bow, and 1arrow.

Junko:

Package: Around 7” inch width, 7” height, and around 1 ½’ inches.

Pieces:  4 inch figure of Junko with knuckle busters attached to the body, and 2 small clear green orb sleeves that go over his fist.

Stork: (kind of rare)

Package: Around 7” inch width, 7” height, and around 1 ½’ inches.

Pieces:  4 inch figure of Stork with a giant steampunk gun.  The gun in made of one gray gun, a small black net, and 3 small missiles that attach to the end of the gun.

Dark Ace: (kind of rare)

Package: Around 7” inch width, 7” height, and around 1 ½’ inches.

Pieces:  4 inch Dark Ace, 1 long sword, and 1 long clear red sleeve that sheves over the word.

Snipe: (extremely rare)

Package: Around 7” inch width, 7” height, and around 1 ½’ inches.

Pieces: 4 inch Snipe, comes with 2 red and silver axes.  



Vehicles:
Condor Battle Cruiser by Spin Master

Packaging Size: Roughly 18 inches by 12 inches and a 4.5 inches width.

Pieces: Main ship, and three launching light weight type skimmer planes of Aarrow with Radar, Junko and Finn. Instructor manual.

Color: Orange, Brown, and Blue.  

Accompany Figures: All 4 inch figures.

Toy Features: Regular playing options that allow you to place 4 inch figures in secret compartments and created fighting adventures on top of the Condors Deck.  Second feature of the condor is that it allows you to launch lightweight skimmer planes from the deck with quick reload options. The Condor comes with a back handle that allows the user to enjoy this feature.

Storm Hawk Sky Riders by Spin Master

Aerrow’s Skimmer III Ultra

Packaging Size: Roughly one 11 inches by 11.5 inches with a width of almost 3 inches.

Pieces: 1 motorcycle, 6 wings, and a miniature figure of radar that sits on the side card of the bike.

Color: Light blue, mid blue, red, and silver.

Accompany Figure: 4 Inch Aerrow Figure.

Toy Features:  The skimmer gives the user a great chance to play with is as both a motorcycle and as a plane. Wings pop off with a snap of a button.  
Dark Ace’s Talon Switchblade Elite

Packaging Size: Roughly one 11 inches by 11.5 inches with a width of almost 3 inches.

Pieces: 1 motorcycle, and 6 wings.

Color: Maroon Color with dimed golden details.

Accompany Figure: 4 Inch Dark Ace Figure.

Toy Features:  The skimmer gives the user a great chance to play with is as both a motorcycle and as a plane. Wings pop off with a snap of a button.  





6” Deluxe Figures



Aerrow

Packaging Size: 7.5 inches by 12 inches and around 3 inches width.

Pieces: Only Arrow. Swords are attached to his hands.

Color: Browns, blue, silver and blue.

Toy Features: Fairly posable figures with Twist and Whirl Sword Action.  Action figure has a button on its back that lights up both the swords at the base when it’s pushed.  The package also comes with a DVD (content unknown). Batteries are included in the figure.

Dark Ace

Packaging Size: 7.5 inches by 12 inches and around 3 inches width.

Pieces:  Only Dark Ace. Swords are attached to his hands.

Color: Brownish grey, black, and red.

Toy Features: Fairly posable figures with Swirling Battle Action from the sword.  Action figure has a button on its back that lights up on the base of the red sword. The package also comes with a DVD (content unknown). Batteries are included in the figure.

Junko

Packaging Size: 7.5 inches by 12 inches and around 3 inches width.

Pieces: Junko figures, with a small ball in the shape of a bird.  Variant 1 – has a neon green ball. Variant 2 has a the ball painted like a white and blue bird.

Color: Browns, blue, silver, blue with neon green glove.

Toy Features: Fairly posable figure with Knuckle-Busters Punch and Blast.  If you are facing the figure, its right arm is a light transparent neon green color that glows if you press on his hand.    Left hand allows you to launch the small bird ball from his hand.  The package also comes with a DVD (content unknown).

Finn

Packaging Size: 7.5 inches by 12 inches and around 3 inches width.

Pieces: Finn figures comes with his crossbow, and one light blue arrow.

Color: Browns, blue, and silver.

Toy Features: Fairly posable figure with Trigger Action.  That’s pretty much it. LOL The package also comes with a DVD (content unknown).

More pictures of the toys on our Flicker Account. Chekc them out 😀

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragingnerdgasm/sets/72157630577403322/

Custom Piper 6 inch toy pics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragingnerdgasm/sets/72157630577415134/

Article By: Ana Bruja-Khayos