“ Brand: Corgi / Type: Collectors „
I'm not actually a collector of die-cast collectables, or Corgi stuff for that matter, but I think these are pretty cool. I first saw them in the Beatles Shop in Liverpool a while back, & we now have one in our house.
You can get them in various designs, each individually incorporating the theme & design of a different Beatles album cover. I have seen this one which is Revolver, as well as Sgt. Pepper, Help, Abbey Road & best of all - the original Magical Mystery Tour Bus, in glorious technicolor.
They retail for about £15, but you can find them on Amazon for a little over £5 on occasion. Definitely worth the money in my view, they're sturdy & very well made & each one comes in a Beatles Collector's Tin.
Apparently these are all Limited Edition, but there seems to be plenty available, so not sure exactly how limited they are! Measuring about 12cm long, each one is 1:64 scale to an actual full sized bus!
Good for the mantelpiece if your other half is tolerant & will allow you to have what is essentially a toy on display! Great stocking filler for a fan of the Fab Four.
My Guide To The Corgi The Beatles Collectable Die-Cast Routemaster Bus
For those of you not familiar with Corgi; they are perhaps one of the best known makers of die cast models (cars, buses etc), bought as toys by children, but also as collectable items by many adults.
Corgi have made a few items based around the beatles; my girlfriend bought be the Corgi yellow submarine model a few years back, which I keep in it's original packaging (as this is the best way to maintain reselling value if you ever want to sell it).
Now Corgi have issued a Beatles Revolver Bus (named for their Revolver album -not for anything to do with buses -lol!!)
The actual model is based on a1:69 scale die-cast Routemaster Bus (a famous bus type, now longer in sevice). It's well made, and the famous Beatles Revolver Album artwork looks great on the side of the bus...
There's no doubt this is a fun and possibly (in the future) collectable item -so if you're a fan of model buses, or Corgi models in general, this will be a wonderful addition to your collection...
Though if you're not a collector you may be better off spending your money on the Beatle's Revolver Album instead (it's a crackingly good one -lol!!)
Revolver was released in August 1966 and topped the UK charts for 7 weeks - for die-cast collectors and Beatles fans alike!