Global Merchandising Services have announced the latest collaboration between Revell and Iron Maiden in celebration of the band’s single, “Aces High.”
The single was featured on the band’s fifth studio album, Powerslave. The song’s lyrics are written from the perspective of a British Royal Air Force pilot fighting during the Battle of Britain.
The 1:32 scale model includes the band’s famous mascot, Eddie, both as a sitting and standing pilot. The figures of the band mascot have been specially developed for the kit and reflect the original single artwork from 1984.
“Revell are an obvious partner for this fantastic collaboration,” says Jens Drinkwater, licensing manager, Global Merchandising Services. “Their model kits have been a synonym for plastic modelling for over 60 years, and this detailed model will appeal to both traditional builders and hobbyists as well as the dedicated Iron Maiden fanbase.”
The Iron Maiden Spitfire is packed in a special collector’s box. In addition to the "Aces High" version, the box includes decals for the life-size Spitfire that hovers above the stage during the band’s current “Legacy of The Beast” tour, reflecting lead singer Bruce Dickinson’s life-long passion for aviation.
This isn’t the first time that Revell and Iron Maiden have partnered together. In 2016, Revell produced a 1:144 Scale Model of the “Ed Force One” plane which lead singer, Bruce Dickinson was piloting for the bands “Book of Souls World” tour.
The Iron Maiden Spitfire is currently available online at revell.de.