ACME Brings Back the PM Gassers!

Jun 19, 2013 No Comments by

Well, we’ve been hoping it would happen, and it has: resurgent diecast brand ACME is resurrecting the excellent 1:18 Willys Gassers that were once the pride of the Precision Miniatures stable. This latest development is proof yet again that the company’s bottom line is getting stronger – and those at the helm are as savvy and connected to the hobby as ever. From what we’ve been told, the mold sets will get some advanced decos in the name of improving what were already incredible display pieces – and a few added new parts to make them more historically accurate, while opening up possibilities for all-new releases based on the tooling.

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First up will be the S&S Racing ’33 Willys of K.S. Pittman, due to pop this September; like a lot of collectors, we’re writing our own wish list as to what will follow. We can’t wait. Contact ACME for more details. Got the willys? That’s a good thing.

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I was always crazy about toy cars and car-themed play sets, but I got hooked on car models when my cousin sent me a pair of built-up AMT kits - a '61 Continental and a '57 Thunderbird. I was six or seven years old when another cousin - Carl - showed me how to build and paint, and by the time I was nine, I had a pretty good collection and a great "spares box" on hand. The original Auto World catalogs were my dream books; my allowance was spent before it was ever earned, and I knew every hobby store and model retailer on Long Island. Then came slot cars, Cox .049-engined Baja Buggies and airplanes, and, ultimately, the real things. I still have some of those old models, and when time allows, I still build or detail scale cars. But it's the ready-to-display replicas and scale racing models that have really had me jazzed for the past fifteen years or so. The "mint" diecasts and the 1:18 American Muscle cars that I cut my serious collecting (and writing) teeth on back then led straight to the current crop of offerings from high-end makers and models in every scale. I also love scale model photography, and shooting, scoring, and producing videos of the models I love. I'm a proud member of the DiecastSpace Diecast Hall of Fame, as well as the Diecast Car Collectors' Club Diecast Scale Model Hall of Fame. I'm also proud to be a part of the Die Cast X Team, and as Editor-in-Chief, I'm looking forward to years of growing the publication and showing new collectors how much fun this hobby can be. And, yeah - I still have that spares box.
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