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  1. In fact, PMC did make 1/25th and 1/24th scale, as well as 1/16th scale. I have many PMC 1/25th scale models including exact 1/25th scale big rigs with International tractors. PMC made exact 1/25 scale promtionals for Ford, Chevrolet and several others. PMC also made 1/25th scale promos for Mayflower Moving Company as well as selling generic versions to toy stores. PMC also made an exact 1/25th scale Trailways bus beginning in 1954 and continuing until circa 1957. To my knowledge, PMC was the only company that made big rigs and buses in exact 1/25th scale back then. And, I did not say they made "annual kits", I said they started the "annual tradition".
  2. Wrong, sorry. PMC's were made in both 1/25th scale and 1/24th scale (as well as 1/16th scale). I happen to own many PMC's that are exact 1/25th scale, and that is what GM, Ford and Nash wanted, so PMC made them that scale. Product Miniatures was under contract to produce 1/25th scale annuals for those companies and they did so. And I did not say they were annual kits, I said they were annual assembled 1/25th models that started the annual tradition.
  3. I enjoyed reading this so very much! But actually, nobody got it right. It was PMC (Product MIniatures Company) that started the "annual" tradition, at first with dealer promos for the major automakers and then assembled 1/25th ones for toy and hobby stores, kits came later. Annual kits by AMT/SMP, Revell and Jo-Han were not based on only dealer promos at all. Quite the opposite was true. Their annual kits were often more detailed and had many customized options, including detailed engines. Only some were unassembled promos, most were not. Annual kits dominated the market all doing the 1960's and 1970's and MPC quickly became the leader, over taking AMT due to better detail and better fitting parts in MPC kits. (AMT's CEO started MPC after leaving AMT).
  4. I use this a lot. It is the strongest glue I have ever used, it works on plastic, resin, metal, rubber and glass and it is fantastic to use to force old warped dealer promos back into their original shapes, using gumbands and clamps until it dries. And maybe best of all, it is extremely inexpensive and is sold everywhere.
  5. I agree and they are so much smaller as well
  6. When the Reagan recession hit, I got laid off from my factory job, and had to take any job I could find. I was hired at a doughnut place that made delicious homemade doughnuts, and they let us eat as much as we wanted while making them. They knew what would happen, LOL, after a week or so, the LAST thing I wanted to eat was a doughnut. Smart managers there.
  7. No, they are not. Little Debbie snack cakes are made by the same family owned company that they always were made by. Hostess snack cakes are made by a giant corporation, but both brands taste good. In my area, Little Debbie costs much less, so that's what I buy.
  8. I refuse to spend even one penny at Hobby Lobby. I will not support people like that.
  9. John1955

    Some of mine

    Thank you, 90% are plastic and/or resin hybrids. 10% are diecasts.
  10. Thanks, I still miss it all these years later
  11. John1955

    Some of mine

    My camera is junk, I apologize for the lack of clarity
  12. I had a '78 T/A, the last year they had the real 6.6 litre, the Pontiac made 400 engine. Fortunately, a good friend's dad owned an inspection station was a rebel rouser. We broke emissions laws and put a custom dual exhaust in it, REAL dual exhaust, with two empty canister catalytic converters (fakes) and bypassed all emissions stuff. Yes, it was wrong and we were bad, but the car became an untamed beast and I drove like a maniac back then. (I was young).
  13. But I guess people want to make things more complicated instead of using something I expensive and easy
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