Return to kits for sale. Pyro is unique in plastic models because the subjects for kits were not selected by popularity. Pyro was a very successful company without model kits. Since the production of molds was subsidized by other profit centers, Pyro did not feel the extreme financial pressure that Revell and Monogram did. The later had to produce kits that would sell immediately and in quantity so they could make loan payments and recoup their tooling expenses. We do not know how Pyro chose their kits; perhaps Bill even had input into the process!
In the early to mid s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes colored injection molded parts, clear parts, detailed chassis and complete interior. Ideal for slot car conversion.
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The Pyro Plastics Corporation of Union, New Jersey was a manufacturer of plastic toys and model kits popular during the s and s. The company was founded in by William M. After the war, Pyro turned its attention to toys and promotional items. From the mids, Pyro manufactured model kits covering a wide range of subjects.