According to globaldiecastdirect.com, Zee Toys (also called Zylmex) was based in Long Beach, California, during the 1970s and 1980s. Apparently, they produced toys under various brand names such as Dynawheels, Victory Circle, Rough Riders, Windracers, Mini Macks and others. Most of the cars you’ll see below are made in Hong Kong. Some have the Z logo stamped on the bottom, some include “Zylmex”, and all seem to have a two- or three- digit item number preceded by a “P” or “D”.
Most of the cars I got from RR are loose, but a few are still in their original packages. And though the blister cards are in pretty poor shape, it’s great to think the cars inside are in true mint condition. This nice Porsche 959 is from 1985.
Zee Toys Pacesetters | Porsche 959 | silver | 1985 | blister card | made in Macau
This nifty Datsun pickup is missing the plastic camper shell – and part of its hood decal.
P319 Datsun Pickup | green | metal base | made in Hong Kong
Two variations of the ’63 Corvette with opening hood. Notice the different wheels.
P364 ’63 Corvette | dark pink | metal base | made in Hong Kong
P364 ’63 Corvette | burgandy | metal base | made in Hong Kong
This fun bulldozer is missing a wheel.
P378 Tractor | orange | plastic base and blade
Glad to see the 427 Cobra still has its plastic windshield.
P389 Cobra 427 | blue | metal base
This GTO has a custom, hand-done paint job.
P391 ’69 Pontiac GTO | blue | metal base | made in Hong Kong
I like the dual carbs poking out of the hood on this Mustang.
P392 Mustang Pro/Street | orange | metal base | made in Hong Kong
D20 Volkswagen | yellow | metal base | made in Hong Kong
And finally, a little red CRX.
D79 Honda CR-X | red and gray | plastic base