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Iron Maiden hops on board with Revell for Aces High Spitfire

Revell has detailed its latest collaboration with the heavy metal rockers, Iron Maiden, in celebration of the band’s iconic single, Aces High.

The single was featured on the band’s fifth studio album, Powerslave and the songs lyrics are written from the perspective of a British Royal Air Force pilot fighting during the Battle of Britain.

In a deal brokered by Global Merchandising Services, Revell has developed a 1:32 scale model that includes the band’s famous mascot, Eddie, both as a sitting and standing pilot. The figures of the band mascot have been specially designed for the kit and reflect the original single artwork from 1984.

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 all things aviation related.

Iron Maiden announced it was to continue its Legacy of the Beast Tour into 2020, heading to Australia, New Zealand, Japan and a first ever visit to The Philippines. This will be followed by shows in Israel and Dubai before circling back into Europe for a final run.

So far, the band has played to close to two million fans in 39 countries around the globe since the tour opened in 2018, including headlining to a capacity crowd of 100,000 at the legendary Rock In Rio festival in Brazil.

This isn’t the first time that Revell and Iron Maiden have partnered together. Back 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.

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