Thor’s Hammer! It’s only the weekend again??!

Like most superheroes in the land, we once again find ourselves donning the Lycra as we prepare ourselves for battle against evil, the forces of nature and of course some pesky weekend boredom. We’ll pull our laces up extra tight, adjust our cape before heading off into the sky with lightning speed to face any number of perils while the rest of civilization does their uppermost to capture our heroic deeds onto celluloid wonder for the world to see and unmask our identity.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 25th APRIL

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Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) E4 1:55pm-4:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew uncover a conspiracy by their own superiors and a sinister alien race to take over a peaceful world and exploit its power to prolong life. However, the crew is forced to defy Federation orders and turns renegade to protect the planet’s inhabitants. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Patrick Stewart, F Murray Abraham, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn.

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Housesitter (1992) ITV London 2:35pm-4:35pm (2 hours)
An architect has a fling with a kooky waitress, who takes it upon herself to move into his house and pass herself off as his wife. When the woman he is actually in love with says she thinks the sham marriage is good for him, he decides to play along with the deception. Romantic comedy, starring Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany, Donald Moffat and Julie Harris.

Bugsy Malone (1976) Film4 3:05pm-4:55pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Alan Parker’s slapstick musical comedy, featuring a cast composed entirely of children and following a war between rival gangsters in 1920s New York – fought with custard pies and cream-firing Tommy guns. When a slick mobster acquires devastating new weapons, his arch rival enlists the aid of a small-time chancer to steal them. Starring Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger and John Cassisi, with Jodie Foster in an early appearance.

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) ITV4 3:55pm-6:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy, especially with their old enemy in hot pursuit. Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field.

Dr No (1962) ITV4 8:00pm-10:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
James Bond travels to the Caribbean to investigate the murder of a fellow agent, leading to a confrontation with a mysterious criminal mastermind hatching a plot to sabotage the US space programme. The first in the long-running spy thriller series, starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord and Joseph Wiseman.

Fun Fact: As detailed as Dr. No’s underwater lair was, one vital element was very nearly forgotten – background plates of fish swimming in the sea to be added to the thick-glass window. The necessary film was quickly found among library footage the day before the scene was to be filmed. When it turned out the footage featured extreme close-ups of fish, it was decided to have Dr. No explain that the window works as a magnifying glass.

White Men Can’t Jump (1992) Comedy Central 11:00pm-1:15am (2 hours 15 minutes)
A basketball hustler working Los Angeles’ courts uses his goofy appearance to lull his opponents into a false sense of security. He forms an uneasy alliance with a fellow conman and rival to make a financial killing, but his debts soon catch up with both of them. Ron Shelton’s comedy, starring Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes and Rosie Perez.

SUNDAY 26th APRIL

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) 5* 1:15pm-3:40pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
The Enterprise crew travels back in time to prevent an alien probe destroying the Earth. The only thing that can avert the disaster is a humpback whale, a creature extinct in the 23rd century – but adjusting to life back in 1986 proves a distinct challenge. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring William Shatner, DeForest Kelley and Leonard Nimoy, who also directed.

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James and the Giant Peach (1996) Channel 5 1:50pm-3:20pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
An unhappy orphan living with his cruel aunts discovers a gigantic peach growing in the garden. Venturing inside, he meets six friendly insects and together they embark on a magical journey. Animated and live-action fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s novel, starring Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes and featuring the voices of Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss.

The Secret of My Success (1987) ITV3 3:30pm-5:40pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A naive country boy travels to New York to make his fortune, only to end up working in a corporation’s mail room. He chances on a vacant office and hatches a plan to pass himself off as a top-ranking executive, but leading a double life proves harder than expected. Comedy, starring Michael J Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan and Fred Gwynne.

Labyrinth (1986) Channel 5 5:15pm-7:15pm (2 hours)
A teenager wishes her baby brother would be taken away, only to have her request granted by a band of goblins and their sinister king. She regrets her decision and sets out to rescue him, but to reach the castle where he is being held, she must find her way through a magical maze full of strange creatures. Jim Henson’s fantasy adventure, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) Channel 5 7:15pm-9:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
The eccentric pet detective is coaxed out of self-imposed exile in a Buddhist monastery to visit Africa and help search for a sacred white bat. However, his unique investigative talents are tested to the limits as he faces a race against time to find the missing creature and prevent a tribal war. Comedy sequel, starring Jim Carrey, Simon Callow and Bob Gunton.

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) BBC3 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours)
The intrepid archaeologist sets out to find his estranged father, who has gone missing while searching for the Holy Grail. Once reunited, the duo team up to finish the task and locate the sacred relic before the Nazis get their hands on it. Action adventure sequel directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, River Phoenix, Julian Glover and Denholm Elliott.

Snake Eyes (1998) BBC1 London 11:35pm-1:10am (1 hour 35 minutes)
A corrupt cop seals off all exits in a casino after the fatal shooting of a US Defence Department official – but while frantically searching for the assassin among the 14,000-strong crowd, he is daunted by the sheer scale of the challenge. Thriller from director Brian De Palma, starring Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard and Carla Gugino.

Fun Fact: The opening 20 minute Steadicam sequence is not really one continuous shot – there are numerous hidden edits.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, may the force be with you and don’t forget to bring your charger.

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It’s finally here folks!!

After what seemed like years (probably because it was), the next installment of action-packed superhero badassness has finally landed and will be hitting the UK screens from today. Exciting!

For those not in the know, this film sees Tony Stark AKA Iron Man attempting to kick-start the now dormant peacekeeping program we saw in the previous film. This epic team consisting of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye are soon put to the ultimate test when the fate of the planet is hung in the balance with an uprising of the villainous Ultron (Booooo Hisssss!).
Things quickly fall once again into the hands of the Avengers to stop him from carrying out his terrible plans, but all is not as simple as it may seem!

Check out the official Trailer #3 for just a brief intro into the unreal coolness of this latest Marvel feast….

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Here at Truffle Towers we’re soooo excited for this and the very thought of getting to see these iconic superheroes all back together and in full Marvel-y action is just about as exciting as thing get!

Show off some love for your favourite characters and feed your inner superhero with our huuuge range of official Superhero T-Shirts and gifts including our fab Avengers Age of Ulton T-Shirts!

So are you heading out to catch this amazing new adventure? Let us know what you think of it by popping a comment below or tweeting us at @truffleshuffle_.

Enjoy!

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Come rain or shine, you can always rely on your trusty packs of Top Trumps to turn up the fun level a couple of notches!

Summer holidays, long car trips or plane rides, or even on the bus on the way home, Top Trumps has rocked them all in more and more different way with its ever growing range of packs and characters all ready to battle it out.

Inspired by some of our very favourite films, TV Show and even cartoons, we’ve just played the best card in the pack (there is always that one!) and gotten our eager gaming hands on some veeeery cool new packs that we just had to show you guys and gals.

First up we’re taking a trip into the magical world of Harry Potter with these amazing movie themed packs! Whether your favourite is Goblet Of Fire, The Prisoner Of Azkaban, The Half Blood Prince or The Order Of The Phoenix, we’ve got the perfect games for you to really test your wits and knowledge….

Harry Potter Goblet Of Fire Top Trumps

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban Top Trumps

Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Top Trumps

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix Top Trumps

Harry Potter not your game? Fear not! We’ve also managed to bag a whole host of official packs including games featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Frozen, Adventure Time and ….wait for it…..Breaking Bad!! Take a peep…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Top Trumps

Disney Frozen Top Trumps

Adventure Time Top Trumps

Breaking Bad Top Trumps

So which pack will you pick? Snap up each of these for just £4.99 over at TruffleShuffle.co.uk and dive into the weird and wonderful worlds of your favourite characters today. See you there!
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Calling all you Star Trek fans!! We’ve just drummed up a little treat for you to get stuck into!

Like many fans in the land, we LOVE getting to dig our way into the weird and wonderful worlds of some of our very favourite movies and TV shows which is why we’ve been busting out some amazing 10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About… posts over our long and varied blogging career.

Well! Inspired by some of our very latest Star Trek T-Shirts, we decided to crack on with some serious research and share some of our latest discoveries of this iconic series with you guys.

Sit back and enjoy our 10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About… Star Trek!

1 – The late Leonard Nimoy is the only actor to appear in all 80s episodes (including the pilot!) of the original series. Legend!

2 – The actor who played “Scotty” James Doohan took part in D-Day during WW2….and was shot six times by ‘friendly’ fire! Although often covered, you can sometimes spot his missing finger which was a sad result of his wounds.

3 – Leonard Nimoy actually came up with the Vulcan Nerve Pinch himself. He was meant to club his victim but thought this wasn’t something Spock would have done.


4 – Despite this being one of THE most referenced lines ever, no one in the original Star Trek series ever actually said ‘Beam me up, Scotty‘. Huh!

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5 – The U.S.S. Enterprise had a six-lane bowling alley on board. According to Star Trek Blueprints, an authentic set of blueprints for the Constitution-class Starships released in booklet form in 1975, there’s a pretty giant bowling alley on Deck 21, right next to the “Refreshments Area” and the “Food and Beverages Preparation Facility.”

6 – William Shatner has never watched Star Trek! He has added that he hated watching himself, because he feels as though he sucked. When he was directing himself and had to watch the footage afterwards — for example in Star Trek V — he found it really uncomfortable.

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7 – Gene Roddenberry got half the royalties for the Star Trek theme. Because of a contract clause that said if he wrote lyrics for a tune (even if they weren’t actually used) he would get a split of royalties. So even though Roddenberry’s incredibly weird lyrics for the Trek theme were never heard on our screens, he got a 50/50 split with composer Alexander Courage….which didn’t make him too happy.

8 – Patric Stewart was so convinced that the show would fail that for the first six weeks of filming he refused to unpack his suitcases! Oooops!

9 – In 1968, Star Trek featured one of the first ever interracial kisses on American television. Kirk and Uhura snogged it out during ‘Plato’s Stepchildren’.

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10 – Roddenberry originally wanted the Enterprise to fly upside down! Now as we know, there’s no “up” and “down” in space, but the Enterprise is usually shown with its saucer section upwards right? The model they originally made was top-heavy, so it swung upside down on its cord so the saucer and nacelles were down. Roddenberry liked it better that way.

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So there you have em folks! Learn anything new? Got anymore cool facts you like to add? Let us know by leaving a little comment below.

Spotted some awesome Star Trek Merchandise on here? Grab all these and so much more over at TruffleShuffle.co.uk. See you there!

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Movie fans!! As we all know, every now and then a film pops along that really helps to define an era. The 80s had The Breakfast Club, the 90s had Clueless, the 00′s had… Mean Girls!

Each of these true classics offered a snap shot into the life and times of (perhaps exaggerated) school life during these years, helping to show off the great and good….or perhaps the not so good in this case!

Hitting the scene back in 2004, Mean Girls threw us headfirst into the weird and wonderful world of The Plastics, Regina, Gretchen and Karen and we’ve loved it ever since. Taking no prisoners and not afraid to say what they really think, The Plastics took style to a whole new level and have also just inspired our very latest range of Mean Girls T-Shirts!

Channel your inner Regina with this exclusive new “Get in loser…we’re going shopping!” Quote Speckled Rolled Sleeve Cropped T-Shirt. Perfect for getting out and about in the summer months.

But that’s not all! Inspired by another of the classic quotes from this icon, our exclusive You Go Glen Coco Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt is the perfect way to show off your love for this movie phenomenon in a subtle style that fellow fans will adore. Also available as a vest!
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For all these little beauties and the rest of our Mean Girls Clothing, take a peep over at our home TruffleShuffle.com.

So what is your favourite quote from this 00′s hit? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Thanks!

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For many of us, the kitchen is the real heart of the home. It’s usually the first place people head to when they get home, the place where people can have a chat with a nice cuppa and perhaps where for at least once a day the whole family can sit down together and argue over who has more food on their plate.

Naturally, it’s a pretty important place so is certainly one room in your house that’s important to get just right and perhaps add a touch of you in there with some carefully selected goodies that will help to stamp your mark on your home. There are loads of things in there we all need, utensils, plates, mugs, pot and pans etc….but why not make them cool and stand out in true TruffleShuffle style with some of our amazing range of retro goodies!

Get stuck in and express yourself with something from our 15 Perfect Items You Need To Geek Up Your Kitchen!…

1) Boxed DC Comics Justice League Set Of 4 Tin Canisters
Make your morning cuppa with a touch of superhero style with these amazing canisters. Perfect for storing your tea, coffee, biscuits, sugar and perhaps the odd crime fighting gadget or two!

2) Doctor Who Ceramic Tardis Cookie Jar
Protect your precious cookies in style thank to this official TARDIS cookie jar. Fit’s a surprising amount!

3) Star Wars Darth Vader Costume Apron In Tube
Cook up a MEAN feast thanks to our funky Darth Vader Aprons! Perfect for all you kitchen dark lords out there.

4) Mr Tea Teapot And Cup For One Set
So if you ‘ain’t getting on no plane’ and would rather sit back and have a nice brew, this tea set is for you!

5) Star Wars X-Wing Knife Block
Surely the ultimate in kitchen hardware! This seriously cool X-Wing Knife Block is not only a lot of fun, but it’s also incredibly stylish and is sure to complete any sci-fi geek’s kitchen.

6) Sesame Street Cookie Monster Oven Mitt
Who better to join you in the kitchen for your next baking session than Sesame Street’s resident sweet toothed superstar, the Cookie Monster. The perfect kitchen companion and sure to add plenty of retro cool to your home.

7) Wonderland Eat Me Cake Stand
add a touch of vintage cool to any tea party with this Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland inspired Cake Stand. Perfect for any lovers of this classic tale.

8 ) Star Wars Death Star Worktop Saver
That’s no moon… it’s a Death Star worktop saver! Made from toughened glass with non-slip rubber feet, this bis a hygienic, odour and stain resistant work surface.

9) Adventure Time Jake 3D Ceramic Cookie Jar
Adventure Time’s most flexible character, Jake has shape-shifted into a rather glorious Jake cookie jar!

10) Star Wars R2-D2 And C-3PO Set Of 2 Glasses
We are over-droid with these amazing pair of glasses! Such a subtle way to show some love this these retro characters and won’t break the bank too.

11) Transformers Optimus Prime Egg Cup And Toast Cutter
Battle breakfast with help from this awesome Optimus Prime Egg Cup and Toast Cutter! THE perfect way to start any day.

12) Doctor Who Dalek And Tardis Pack Of 2 Tea Towels
Always ready for action when it comes to cleaning up a messy situation, these amazing TARDIS and Dalek towels will make their selves right at home in any fans kitchen.

13) PAC-MAN Colour Change Pint Glass
There isn’t much cooler than having a nice cold beer with some of your favourite retro game characters right? Well…why not do just that with our simply awesome Pac-Man pint glasses!

14) DC Comics Wonder Woman Costume 3 Piece Apron Set
Become the Warrior Princess of the kitchen with this Wonder Woman apron set.

15) Boxed Star Wars Set Of 4 Stacking Mugs
Join Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Chewbacca and the Stormtroopers with this awesome stack of mugs! If you like your coffee a little on the dark side, you’ll know which one to pick :)

There they are folks! What cool ways do you have to show off some good old fashioned geek love in your kitchen?

For all these and so much more, check out our huuuuuge range of retro homewares and pick out the perfect items for you passion, needs, and style! See you there :)

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