Hornby America is bringing a classic back. Since its initial release in 1969, the Corgi version of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine has been a sought-after toy for both die-cast and Beatles collectors alike. Following the 50th anniversary of The Yellow Submarine last year, Corgi re-issued the toy, complete with moveable hatches to reveal four original Beatles figures — John, Paul, George, and Ringo. There’s also a rotating periscope, which moves as the model is pushed along. Hornby America will offer it to North American collectors this summer.
Priced at around $32, this may be the first time a Corgi version of the Yellow Submarine is in reach for some. Original examples have been known to fetch hundreds of dollars on the secondary market.
Hornby America will show their latest product offerings at Toy Fair New York in booth No. 1384 and 1388 from Feb. 16-19.