More than four decades later, the Corgi Toys Yellow Submarine is not exactly made of unobtainium, as a steady trickle of the appealing model appears on auction sites, such as eBay.
As for the box, “Box discolored a bit and has tape on right side. The die cast model inside seems to have discolored with age a bit. The photos accurately represent the state of the model. Sold as is.”
The seller’s intro starts, “This item is a must for any serious Beatles fan!
He goes on, “History has confirmed that The Beatles were not merely a pop group but the definitive musical phenomenon spanning more than four decades. Since 1960, the lifestyles of John, Paul, George, and Ringo have influenced and reflected the lives of generations across the globe.
On eBay, you need to describe items for sale in detail, “This item is in great condition. There is a blue cardboard support (pictured) that has a rip from holding the weight of the model (it's got some serious weight) but the box, plastic and submarine mode itself are in great shape. There are three wheels and a propeller on the bottom of the model and great "Fab four" images on top carefully painted. A great item for show or collecting. Will ship to continental US only - Happy bidding!!”
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