1968’s The Beatles: Yellow Submarine is a feature-length musical fantasy comedy adventure, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. More than half a century later, its titular image remains a pop-culture icon.
Over 200 artists worked tirelessly to create the art used to achieve the film's surreal style. True to its pop-art aesthetic, creativity and innovation were encouraged. Unlike a modern animated production where model sheets and style guides are rigorously adhered too, the artists were encouraged to embrace the surreal and the avant-garde and to both literally and metaphorically ‘color outside the lines.’
No physical models were ever created for the production. To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the film, as well as the beloved Beatles song on which it's based, Factory Entertainment wanted to honor this psychedelic icon by realizing it as a real-world, studio scale model.
Officially licensed and approved by Apple Corps, each studio scale model is an impressive 27 inches long (68.5cm). The main body is crafted from fiberglass and polyresin, plastic and diecast metal are used for the fittings. The conning tower section is removable, revealing a detailed interior inspired both by real-world naval architecture and the submarine interior scenes seen in the film.
Each Yellow Submarine Studio Scale model comes with a limited edition numbered plaque, display cradle and certificate of authenticity.
Join the crew and step aboard with us on this voyage to Pepperland!
Factory Entertainment needs your help in making this fantasy submarine a reality:
- 100 pre-orders are needed to set sail -- this project will not proceed until at least 100 orders are received by the end of the pre-sale period
- Pre-sale ends February 29, 2024
- A deposit of $100 is required on pre-order
- A maximum of 250 models will be built
- Models are expected to ship in the Fall/Winter of 2024
Sea of Holes voyage unlock: if at least 125 pre-orders are received, Factory Entertainment will include, at no extra charge, a ‘Sea of Holes’ inspired light-up display base with every model. This internally illuminated base features over 150 different color patterns and speed options, all operated via remote control.
If 100 pre-orders are not received by February 29, 2024, the project will be canceled and deposits will be refunded to the payment method used during checkout.
If the 100 minimum orders are received by the end of the pre-sale date, you will be required to provide an additional $100 deposit at that time.
Submarine Dimensions : 27x14x11 inches (68.5x35.5x27.9 cm)
Submarine Weight: 12.4 lbs (5.7 kg)