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This distribution company was founded by their namesake Henry Gordy in the early 1970s to market diecast and other toys. They issued their own brand of "Gordy-Mite"using Mini-Mite (?) made castings first. Another 1:43 scale size range of vehicles were also issued as "Gordy Mite".

In the 1980s, they began using Universal made castings and later on Summer made castings in their "Diecast Mini-Mite" branded series. This series used the same card back format that Kidco used. Other series names were "Defense Team", "GT Racers", "Vans" and "Haulers". Their "Sportscars" line was made up of (4) Wheeler made castings with the circled 'W' found on their bases. Universal probably also supplied the commercial vehicles found in the "Diecast Metal" series which included a 'Bazooka' and 'Tootsie Roll' labeled vehicles.

In 2001, Gordy marketed Yat Ming's "Radical Wheels" series.



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https://www.hobbydb.com/marketplaces/hobbydb/subjects/gordy-mite-brand
Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
 

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Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire

I recently found this all plastic set from Gordy International at one of our local toy shows. It was in a $1.00 box and has seen better days. The blister is a little yellowed and cracked in several places. One side was open enough to slip all the casts out and photograph them individually.



Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr


From the bottom of the card front


Gordy International #794 by Milton Fox, on Flickr


The card back is completely blank.

Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr
 

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Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire Fire Engine Pumper

The fire engine is the best of the (3) castings included. Obviously a pumper apparatus - if anyone can place the make and model - that would be appreciated. It has some flash issues and the rear end has some mold faults, but there is a fair amount of detail with the hose bed and side reels, (2) hydrant hook up lines and a mounted ladder. The detail for the compartments and guages is hard to see but pretty well done in the amount and detail included. I didnt notice the right side window was broken until I posted these photos. Notice that the wheel sets are a one piece design. There is no interior piece.


Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr


Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr


Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr


Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr


Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr


Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr
 

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Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire Helicopter

The chopper blade is broken (and missing) and most of the rear rotor blade and guard is also missing. I think it is a Huey, but would appreciate a better id. It doesnt look like any landing legs were ever included, but a paper clip or solder wire would be easy to fabricate. The sticker on the left side looks hand made, but the one on the right looks printed (?).



20191019 Diecast Uploads by Milton Fox, on Flickr


Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr


Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr


Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr
 

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Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire Ambulance

Obviously a Caddy, but not sure if it is a late '60s or early '70s model. The front end is poorly done, but the rest of the body is pretty good. There maybe an interior piece in this one since there is two different blue colors visible in the rear wheel wells. And the same one piece wheel set. I would have put the sticker on the hood, but no one called me about it.


Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr


Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr


Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr


Gordy International #794 Emergency Corps Accident and Fire by Milton Fox, on Flickr
 
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