Sony Has Reportedly Ordered Gaming Heads To Destroy All PlayStation Merch

What a way to celebrate The Last of Us Day.

Story Highlights

  • A recent announcement by Gaming Heads has confirmed that Sony is cutting ties with the merchandise company responsible for making tons of PlayStation statues.
  • Not only that, but Sony has also ordered Gaming Heads to destroy all PlayStation merchandise, which includes the current stock, items ready for shipping, and all those currently in production.
  • Non-PlayStation items, like Tom Raider statues, will remain unaffected by this.
  • Gaming Heads is now redirecting all customers to Sony for refunds, as many fans had already paid for items prior to this incident.

As per Gaming Heads’ open letter to the community, Sony has seemingly cut ties with the merchandise company, and to make things worse, it has also ordered Gaming Heads to destroy all PlayStation merchandise. This will include the items currently in stock, items that have been paid for and are waiting to get shipped, and items currently in production. Gaming Heads is now redirecting fans to Sony for refunds.

Gaming Heads' Open Letter
Gaming Heads’ Open Letter.

While fans were gathering around to celebrate The Last of Us Day, bad news was looming right around the corner. The open letter by Gaming Heads lists several statues that many fans won’t receive due to what they claim to be Sony’s decision. As Sony has yet to comment on this situation, we can’t shift the entire responsibility on the company. It is important to note that the real victims here are the customers.

To sum things up, The Last of Us Part 2 (Ellie statues, Joel and Ellie dioramas), Sly Cooper classic edition statues, God of War Kratos busts, and Jak 3 statues will have to be destroyed. Moreover, Ratchet & Clank and Bloodborne statues will be discontinued. However, this situation will not affect non-PlayStation items like Tomb Raider statues.

Gaming Heads repeatedly emphasized that not only is this Sony’s decision, but it has also prohibited the merchandise company from shipping the items to fans. In addition, Gaming Heads claims that Sony has received the royalties of those payments, which is why it should be held responsible for this sudden change. Amidst this situation, fans are curious about who is liable to refund their amounts.

Gaming Heads Response To Refunds
Gaming Heads Response To Refunds.

The company has asked fans to contact Judy Ward, Sony’s Group Manager of Commercial Partnerships and Global Licensed Merchandise at PlayStation, for any refund questions. Nevertheless, fans believe that Gaming Heads receives the majority of payments, so they should take responsibility and pay the fans. Still, the company seems to show no inclination to do that. 

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Gaming Heads has been one of the reputable sources of high-quality official merchandise for the past decade. Fans can get a variety of statues, PVC figures, plushies, and much more from Gaming Heads, but it seems like its relationship with Sony has come to an end, signaling bad news for a considerable portion of gamers.

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