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The York Toy Co name is one of the information listings on the single car - blister carded - line of "Tuffy" brand diecast. The models themselves are the Mego made "Jet Wheel" castings marketed exclusively by the McCrory-McLennon-Green Stores in York, Pennsylvania. This line up includes the last two castings added to that line up - the Torino and Bonneville (Catalina), but not the open wheel racers.

The YDC company name is believed to be the same as the York Toy Co acting as a distributor for them, Playart, Universal Group, and Yat Ming. Also based in York, Pennsylvania, they marketed items for J J Newberry Co department stores as "Speed Wheels". The first castings available around 1981 were from Playart, followed by Yat Ming and then Universal.

In the late 1980s, they marketed a line of 'Color Changing Cars'.



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Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
 
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