Croatian Post brings famous characters into the hands of collectors
ZAGREB, February 20, 2023 – On February 22nd Croatian Post will release a new series of commemorative postage stamps dedicated to popular culture, which will feature PlayStation® characters. The characters from the games shown on postage stamps are well-known Kratos and Atreus from God of War, Aloy from Horizon Forbidden West, Ellie and Joel from The Last of Us, and Ratchet and Clank and Rivet from the game Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The author of the souvenir sheet, that consists of four postage stamps is Alenka Lalić, designer from Zagreb. The nominal value of the stamps is marked with the letter B, which corresponds to the international postage fee for a letter weighing up to 50 g. The souvenir sheet is issued in 50,000 blocks. Croatian Post has also issued a First Day Cover (FDC).
This edition was created in collaboration with PlayStation Croatia. Well-known characters are giving these stamps a special collectable value.
The first issue in the “Popular Culture” series testifies the importance of postage stamps which tells stories by travelling the globe, this time about discovering new worlds and experiences.
Get to know Playstation® characters
Kratos and Atreus
Starting with the release of God of War in 2005 on PlayStationⓇ2, Santa Monica Studio has created seven games across multiple platforms. Up to the most recent release in 2018, the franchise focused on Kratos’s journey in the Greek world, following a path of vengeance as a result of being tricked into killing his family by the Olympian gods. Now, the Spartan God of War has made a new life in Midgard. Fatherhood has given Kratos renewed purpose. With Ragnarök on the horizon, the stakes have never been higher. Kratos must choose between protecting his son Atreus — and the life they've built together — and defending the Nine Realms from cataclysmic war. Atreus is the teenage demigod son of Kratos and the giantess Laufey. He is known to the giants and Aesir as “Loki.” As Ragnarök approaches, Atreus is desperate to explore and better understand his identity and find his place in the world. He has trained hard with his father and while their relationship remains strong, Atreus is eager to begin forging a path of his own. Embark on an epic and heartfelt journey as Kratos and Atreus struggle with holding on and letting go. God of War Ragnarök is available now for PS4 and PS5.
Aloy is the greatest machine hunter in the world of Horizon. Strong, independent, clever and compassionate, she started off as a motherless outcast and rose up to be champion for all humankind. Along with all that, she’s got a powerful drive to unravel the mysteries of the Forbidden West, stop the blight, and save the planet.
Join Aloy as she braves the Forbidden West – a majestic but dangerous frontier that conceals mysterious new threats. Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon. It's up to Aloy to uncover the secrets behind these threats and restore order and balance to the world. Along the way, she must reunite with old friends, forge alliances with warring new factions and unravel the legacy of the ancient past – all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a seemingly undefeatable new enemy. Horizon Forbidden West is available now for PS4 and PS5.
Ellie and Joel
Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters in The Last of Us, winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards. 20 years after a pandemic has radically changed known civilization, infected humans run wild and survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a violent survivor, is hired to smuggle a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone, but what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal journey across the U.S. Endure and survive. Relive the beloved game that started it all, rebuilt for the PlayStation®5 console.
Ratchet and Clank and Rivet
Ratchet's a hero with a heart of gold and arsenal of destruction. He’s never far from his pal Clank. An adept mechanic, Ratchet has used his ingenuity to save the universe more times than he can count. But, it turns out there’s a whole lot more universe to save than he thought…
Clank - this pint-sized hero is the voice of reason in the Ratchet & Clank duo. Through thick and thin, he’s always had Ratchet’s back—usually by riding on it. Stranded in a strange new dimension, he’ll need every ounce of wit he can muster to prevent a total dimensional collapse.
Unite the double team supreme with a cast of familiar allies and new faces – including an all-new Lombax resistance fighter who is just as determined to take out the robotic scourge. Play as Ratchet and Rivet, a mysterious new Lombax from another dimension.
Jump between action-packed worlds, and beyond at mind-blowing speeds – complete with dazzling visuals and an insane arsenal – as the intergalactic adventurers blast onto the PS5™ console.