A "merchandise embargo" on Trek Prime really doesn't make sense. Especially considering Bad Robot doesn't allow anything from the Abramsverse without their direct supervision, and that has led to a few delays, like with those YA novels.
And besides, Prime merchandising kicked it up a notch in 2009 without having a negative impact on Trek XI.
Also: I was looking forward to that Probert "Wolf 359 Aftermath" painting for next year...
Damn, just that sentence is awesome. And another good reason to mourn.