Ever since rumors started flying around the revival of Crash Bandicoot in 2016, the most that it got attention after PSX 2015’s T-shirt tease was the comments from a NECA representative spoke of the matter, only to back out of the comment, citing “fake image” in which we don’t trust quite honestly. After the major revival announcement, the release of Crash Pack for PS3/PS4 and before PSX 2016’s N. Sane Trilogy reveal, we got breaking news over Activision’s plans for potential merchandise sales and addition of a more formal use of the Crash Bandicoot Trademarks (Thanks to JB) in mediums other than Video Games and basic word of mouth, the two trademarks embody in what I believe is Activision’s bet on using the Bandicoot Brand to market things that you see done with Call of Duty and Destiny merchandise. Just posted today by ZeeCrazyGee on Reddit, Zee has been talking about games he has been excited for this year with a Numskull Rep over at the EGX Rezzed event stand where the merchandise designed by Numskull Designs are being sold (licensed), and I quote from the Rep’s response when told about Crash Bandicoot that:
The guy working with him said that they were going to be selling brand new crash stuff at some point after the game had released, he said they had secured a contract to produce merchandise and have had meetings about what potential stuff we might see but at this point they were not sure exactly but assumed it could be the basic stuff (hoodies, t-shirts etc)
In addition to all of that, on a related note, it aligns with how the prize for the idle animation contest is a copy of N. Sane Trilogy with a yet-to-be-revealed T-shirt, in which the contest’s deadline ends on April 5th, we might get to see it after the winner’s revelation. Considering that we don’t have much information about this tip from Zee, we just have to wait for an official response or reveal in the coming months. Stay tuned.