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Beatles Yellow Submarine Pop toys

Updated on November 10, 2014

Vintage Corgi Toys and modern action figures

Thousands of toys and promotional items have been created for fans of The Beatles Yellow Submarine movie since the animated film first premiered in London on July 17, 1968. Learn about variations to the classic Corgi Toy submarines and see the Yellow Submarine figures made by Funko, McFarlane Toys and Rock Iconz.

Two new figures of the Yellow Submarine and Captain Fred were issued in February 2014, as part of the Funko Pop! Rocks series of rock 'n' roll musicians.

These stylized figures have quickly become collector's items, like the original Yellow Submarine made by Corgi, one of the most prized of all Beatles toys. Find the best vintage memorabilia, clothing and Beatles books, art and gift ideas.

Funko Pop Beatles Rock Legends - Collectable vinyl figure toys

Funko Pop Beatles painted prototypes
Funko Pop Beatles painted prototypes | Source

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and the Blue Meanie have their own Funko Pop collectable character. Captain Fred and a newly sculpted Yellow Submarine toy will be released at the New York Toy Fair in February.

Classic Corgi Toys

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The original Corgi Toy, Serial No. 803 from 1969 is made of metal and rolls on wheels, which causes the periscopes to rotate. There are several known variants -- look for different colors of the hatch doors. This model was produced until 1997 when No. 05401 was issued with some minor changes to the same basic design and size. The box for the 1997 series has a top flap that holds a collectable Beatles Corgi Toy Catalog.

Four unique Beatles figures (2 inches tall) are included in the 1999 limited-edition Corgi Yellow Submarine No. 05403, packaged in a black box. Another edition with this serial number was issued in the year 2000 using the original white and yellow hatch doors.

A smaller "mini" Yellow Submarine Number CC05404 came out in 2000 with hatch doors that are open all the time with the Fab Four, and non-rotating periscopes. Number CC05801 is also a mini-sub, created in 2002, with yellow hatch doors that are permanently closed. Compare photographs of the all different models with descriptions by Model Collector UK.

Corgi also created Beatles toys with the iconic double-decker London bus and a taxicab.

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McFarlane Yellow Submarine figures - Series 1 and 2 + Saturday morning cartoon characters

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See all the McFarlane characters on Amazon

McFarlane created two series of Beatles Yellow Submarine figures. Series 1 was originally released in 1999 and the complete set includes the Love Hand, Jeremy, Captain Fred, and a fantastic Blue Meanie figure. The floating Yellow Submarine in McFarlane Series 1 is fine in the bathtub with the kids. SeriesĀ 1 was reissued in 2004, due to popular demand, and the Saturday morning cartoon Beatles toy figures were issued the same year.

Series 2 came out in 2000 and the figures are spectacular. First, the Beatles are dressed as members of Sargent Pepper's band, each playing an instrument. The "minor characters" that come with each package are perfect renditions of the psychedelic monsters from the animated movie: Apple Bonkers, Snapping Turk, Sucking Monster, and the awesome four-headed Bulldog.

The Sea of Holes Beatles Birthday Cake

The Sea of Holes Beatles Birthday Cake
The Sea of Holes Beatles Birthday Cake

New Yellow Submarine toys

Limited-edition Rock Iconz - Approved by Apple Corps

A set of five, hand-painted and numbered statues from Rock Iconz.

Each 8" figure comes with a certificate of authenticity in a series limited to 4000 pieces. Note: The submarine sold out immediately.

Five Statues of the Beatles in costume and the Blue Meanie are available online.

Yellow Submarine movie trailer - NEW: Digitally remastered in 2012

The same great movie from 1968, digitally remastered in 2012 with high-resolution animation and available on DVD and Blu-Ray disc.

2009 Remastered Compact Disc - Limited-edition pressing

Remastered Yellow Submarine DVD and Blu-ray disc. The limited-edition CD comes with a booklet of Beatles history and notes about the recording sessions. "For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album" with archival footage, rare photographs and unreleased studio chat.

Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine

Remastered at the Abbey Road Studios to keep the sound quality of the original recordings.

 

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Yellow Submarine
  2. Only A Northern Song
  3. All Together Now
  4. Hey Bulldog
  5. It's All Too Much
  6. All You Need Is Love
  7. Pepperland
  8. Sea Of Time
  9. Sea Of Holes
  10. Sea Of Monsters
  11. March Of The Meanies
  12. Pepperland Laid Waist
  13. Yellow Submarine In Pepperland
  14. Yellow Submarine Documentary


Happy Christmas and Merry New Year from the Beatles

The Beatles cut record for all the members of their fanclub every Christmas with songs and music, spoken word nonsense, laughter and general craziness from the lads.

Funko Pop! Rocks catalog - Part of the huge collection of figures made by Funko

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The Sea of Time - Time to see the Yellow Submarine Movie!

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      Very cool. I epsecially like the yellow submarine cake, it is awesome :D

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      Auntie-M LM 5 years ago

      I remember the first time I heard it. I think "cool" and "funky" were words I used. It was so un-cool that you couldn't help but love it.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Very fun lens.

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      Chazz 4 years ago from New York

      Groovy!

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      John Dyhouse 4 years ago from UK

      Ahhhhh... I remember it well. Thanks for the memory

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      No Where Man is still the best.

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      D_L_Harbin 4 years ago

      I have a Beatle's fan in my house, you've gave me a great Christmas idea! Thanks

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      Pat Moire 4 years ago from West Village, New York City

      @D_L_Harbin: Let me guess... the Beatles Christmas albums with songs for kids in the Beatles fan club? "Christmas Time Is Here Again!"

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      Holy Smokes! I sure do love all the Yellow Submarine memorabilia you have featured. Adorable.

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      Pat Moire 4 years ago from West Village, New York City

      @julieannbrady: Thanks Julie. Your Gift guides are amazing! Cheers.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a blast! I started smiling upon arrival and the smile only got bigger....love the Funko Pop Beatles and accessories and really got into the Yellow Submarine trailer from nothing is real to all we need is love....love is all we need....done with fun!

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      Pat Moire 4 years ago from West Village, New York City

      @anonymous: I think it's you who definitely knows how to have fun in the Magical Mystery Tour of life. Always a blessing when you come to visit. Cheers, mate.

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