Gear Comms: TLOU Part II Vinyl, PS Gear at SDCC, God of War Loot Crate

Welcome, PlayStation fans, to the first installment of a recurring newsletter we’re calling Gear Comms; an online column dedicated to PlayStation Gear merchandise and the PlayStation community. This newsletter will allow the team behind the PlayStation Gear store to share news and insider perspectives on the world of PlayStation merchandise.

We know you’re passionate about PlayStation. We are too! That’s what this newsletter is all about. For us, PlayStation merchandise is our way of celebrating the rich universe of PlayStation in our everyday lives. Welcome to our world… the world of PlayStation Gear! Let’s get started.

The Last of Us Part II Vinyl Record From E3 2018: Sold Out! Or Is It?

If you missed your chance to own the incredible The Last of Us Part II 7” vinyl record sold at E3 2018, here’s your chance to add the vinyl’s twin to your collection. The blue-colored variant vinyl record is now available for pre-order on Mondo’s website.

The PlayStation Gear Store @ Comic-Con

That’s right! The PlayStation Gear store will have its Comic-Con debut at 2018 Comic-Con International: San Diego. Here are just a few must-own PlayStation Gear products on sale at the event*:

Gear Comms: TLOU Part II Vinyl, PS Gear at SDCC, God of War Loot Crate
*Products subject to change
**Products not to actual size or scale

Our Comic Con debut comes hot on the heels of the PlayStation Gear store’s E3 2018 presence, which stepped up with Days of Play giveaways, Spotify hosted live DJ’s mixing and delivering the best in dance-driving music, and a fresh store makeover. Get a look at some of the limited edition merchandise and VIP visits that make shopping at the PlayStation Gear store such a unique shopping experience.

Hope to see you in San Diego! The Gear store will be located in Hall A Booth 121. See below for store hours!

Date Hours
Wednesday, July 18th 6:00 PM – 9:00PM
Thursday, July 19th 9:30 AM– 7:00PM
Friday, July 20th 9:30 AM– 7:00PM
Saturday, July 21st 9:30 AM– 7:00PM
Sunday, July 22nd 9:30 AM– 5:00PM

*Credit cards only. No cash. All sales final. No returns, exchanges, or refunds.

What’s Next: God of War Limited Edition Crate by Loot Crate

Going, going, almost gone! The highly-anticipated God of War limited edition crate is the greatest crate in the Nine Realms, but it’s nearly sold out! There’s still time to get your pre-order in before they’re gone, if you move quickly! While supplies last, of course… Think, Baldur attack! Yeah, that fast!

Gear Comms: TLOU Part II Vinyl, PS Gear at SDCC, God of War Loot Crate

Available now for pre-order on Loot Crate’s website.

Featured Story: God of War / Horizon Zero Dawn Mash-Up

PlayStation studio developers are usually hard at work bringing us the very best in video game entertainment, so it’s not often that we get to see beloved characters from separate game franchises brought together in a harmonious way leading to must-own merchandise. However, that’s exactly what we saw at E3 2018. Guerilla Games, developer of Horizon Zero Dawn, produced an all new PlayStation fan-favorite mash-up featuring Kratos, Atreus and Aloy. In this endearing scene, Aloy takes time out to help Atreus sharpen his aim.

Gear Comms: TLOU Part II Vinyl, PS Gear at SDCC, God of War Loot Crate

The image was first surfaced online and subsequently into the hearts of PlayStation fans worldwide. The fanfare was undeniable. Not long after the artwork’s release, Santa Monica Studio contacted the PlayStation Gear team and asked to see if the piece could be used in developing E3 2018 products. Naturally, we jumped at the opportunity!

Gear Comms: TLOU Part II Vinyl, PS Gear at SDCC, God of War Loot Crate

We asked Guerilla Games to give us the scoop on how this engaging piece came to be. Here’s what they had to say…

For the God of War launch, we wanted to do something special. Something that highlighted the PlayStation family. What better way to display this, by sharing some amazing art created by one of our artists where the God of War world would meet the universe of Horizon Zero Dawn?

Santa Monica Studio was not aware of what we had planned for them, as we wanted it to be a surprise for not only the PlayStation fans, but also the studio themselves.

We loved seeing all the positive responses from the PlayStation fans for this and who knows, maybe more of these creative outbursts will happen in the future.

If you missed your chance at E3 2018 to own the t-shirt or decal sticker featuring this historic character mash-up, be sure to swing by the PlayStation Gear store booth at 2018 Comic-Con International: San Diego for another chance to purchase these super cool items!

Gear Fan of the Month: Skyler “SkyDiddy” Harper

Gear Comms: TLOU Part II Vinyl, PS Gear at SDCC, God of War Loot Crate

Big ups to SkyDiddy for embracing the world of PlayStation Gear! You wear it well!

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See You in August!

Be sure to check out next month’s newsletter for the inside scoop on exciting, new and upcoming products, as well as the debut of the PlayStation Gear store at another upcoming big event… Did someone say PAX West?

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