October 2013

Happy Halloween TruffleShuffle fans!!

Can you believe it’s been a year already?! Frankly we’re ‘shocked’ at how fast this has come around and how much we still love it. We are the biggest of bigs kids :)

With the nation getting all dressed up in their fancy dress finest ready to hit the streets (or bars) for some good ol’fashioned trick or treating, or having a night in full or frights and some traditional but smelly pumpkin carving (a very typecast veg these days the poor thing) we’ve decided to give you guys some last-minute inspiration with some amazing retro inspired pumpkin…. well….pieces of art in our eyes. Take a peep and give them a go!

Why not turn your humble pumpkin into something pretty sinister with these amazing Star Wars ideas!

As you know, you should NERVER feed these little guys after midnight, but luckily for us this amazing pumpkin idea will keep burning until the early hours with no risk of chaos.

Inspired by the king of pop, this stunning Michael Jackson carving is just the ticket to scare off any unsuspecting trick or treaters with his classic Thriller style that will have everyone moon walking back where they came from.

Love Mario? Who doesn’t right? Whether you’re carting or carving this year, you’ll love this super cool pumpkin featuring his cheeky little face. Oh this take us back.

Now this one has gone to a whole new level! Inspired by the evil TMNT supervillain Krang, this seriously cool carving not only looks amazing but tasty too :)

No one can think about cult classic E.T without looking back at the classic Halloween scenes with him all wrapped up either bumping into stuff or flying off on a bike. Such a great way to combine an 80s classic with its Halloween setting.


Ahh they’re taking over! Okay maybe only in the game but this amazing Space Invaders pumpking is a real geek must-make!

Whatever you’re up to this Halloween, stay safe, keep it spooky and have fun!

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The way we’re acting – anything would think Christmas was just around the corner! First of all, we fill the TruffleShuffle sale with loads of cool t-shirts and amazing Christmas gifts, then we only go and chuck a 20% off code your way too! With massive reductions in the sale, when you take away a further 20%, the offer is just too much to resist. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself to a new t-shirt or cool accessory – or if you’re jumping on the festive bandwagon early, our sale has lots to choose from. Simply enter TRICKNOTREAT13 to take advantage of the discount!

Calling all music fans…check out our selection of band t-shirts from just £4.99.

Men’s Metalica T-shirt…£12.80 with discount code applied.

Ladies Grateful Dead t-shirt…£18.30 with discount code applied.

We hate to say it, but we’re pretty sure winter is fast approaching – so it’s time to consider what cool sweater or jumper you’re going to keep warm in…!

Men’s Flash sweater…£32.00 with discount code applied.

Ladies ‘Let it Snow’ hoodie…£16.00 with discount code applied

Have you thought about what you’re doing on Christmas day…or more importantly – what overnight bag you are taking? We have an awesome collection to choose from, and with our discount code – you could ‘bag’ yourself a treat for just over a tenner! Bargainous if you ask us!

Gola bags…from £19.20 with discount code applied.

If you’re looking to jazz up your iPhone, we can definitely help you out with a couple of cheeky covers which recently hit the sale. Who doesn’t love building blocks and Hello Kitty!?

Hello Kitty iPhone case…£11.00 with discount code applied.

Building block iPhone case…£4.80 with discount code applied.

If you’re looking for gifts for family, friends work colleagues (or just for yourself) then check out our selection of goodies!

Rocky Mug and Cufflinks set…£4.80 with discount code applied.

Tetris Desk tidy…£16.00 with discount code applied.

With our extended Christmas returns policy – hopefully shopping will be nice and easy for you! Remember to add the code at the checkout…TREATNOTTRICK13 for 20% off EVERYTHING on the website!

Happy Shopping! xoxo

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As scary as it seems, Halloween is just around the corner! Well where did year go? Here at TruffleTowers we loooove this time of year, getting to create and dress up as some of our favourite spooky characters, or maybe even turning some not so frightful icons into their zombie or vampire versions. Or if you’re feeling lazy, simply rock one of our amazing Movie T-Shirts which includes some horror classics too. How can you not love that right?

Well! To help get you ghoolish guys and wolftastic women into the Halloween spirit, we thought we would make a quick list of some of our all-time favourite horror films that really give us the heebeegeebees. Now sit back, check behind the sofa obviously and enjoy some of these 80s classics!

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop’s daughter (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers’ children, claiming their lives as his revenge. With a supporting cast that includes horror veterans like John Saxon and Ronee Blakley, director Wes Craven creates moments of real dread by examining the line between nightmares and reality, as well as the “sins of the parents” theme. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

The Shining

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” — or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick’s eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel. With wife Wendy and psychic son Danny (AKA Redrum boy to us) in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. Before the Overlook is vacated for the Torrances, the manager informs Jack that a previous caretaker went crazy and slaughtered his family…as you do…but Jack thinks it’s no problem, but Danny’s “shining” hints otherwise. All is not what it seems and madness insumes!

The Lost Boys

Such a classic! Financial troubles force a recent divorcee and her teenage sons Mike and Sam to settle down with her father in the California town of Santa Carla. At first, Sam laughs off rumours he hears about vampires who inhabit the small town. But after Mike meets a beautiful girl at the local amusement park, he begins to exhibit the classic signs of vampirism. Fearing for his own safety, Sam recruits two young vampire hunters to save his brother by finding and destroying the head vampire.

The Exorcist

At the time, this was one of the scariest films ever made! Sooo many people can tell you about the buzz and drama the release of this film caused with people all over fainting, being sick, running out of the cinema….you name it! As so many greta films are, this was adapted from a novel by 1971 William Peter Blatty, and is still considored to be one of the best horroe films ever made. Watch it now!

American Werewolf in London

While wandering the English moors on vacation, American college students David and Jack happen upon a quaint pub with a mysterious patronage who warn them not to leave the road when walking after dark. Irreverent of such advice as characters in horror films always are, the two decide to find a short cut….David wakes up in the hospital with a nasty bite wound to his shoulder; the freshly deceased, and rapidly decomposing, Jack arrives soon after to deliver the grim news that, unless he commits suicide, David will become a werewolf when the moon is full. David dismisses the encounter as a hallucination, but all indicators point to lycanthrope; evenings of barking and bloodletting follow closely behind.

The Fly

Looks pretty girm huh! Considered fairly gruesome in its day, the original 1958 The Fly looks like Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood compared to this 1986 remake. Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis star as Seth Brundle, a self-involved research scientist, and Veronica Quaife, a science-magazine reporter. Inviting Veronica to his lab, Seth prepares to demonstrate his “telepod,” which can theoretically transfer matter through space. As they grow closer over the next few weeks, she inadvertently goads Seth into experimenting with human beings rather than inanimate objects. Seth himself enters the telepod, preparing to transmit himself through the ether, but he doesn’t know that he is sharing the telepod with a tiny housefly. Classic stuff!

Beetlejuice

Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak car accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century’s worth of bureaucratic red tape, they’re on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, Davis and Baldwin must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is now owned by annoying yuppies Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones. Horrified at the prospect of sharing space with these obnoxious interlopers, Davis and Baldwin do their best to scare O’Hara and Jones away, but their house-haunting skills are pathetic at best. In desperation, the ghostly couple engage the services of a veteran scaremeister: a yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane, flatulent “gonzo” spirit named Beetlejuice. The problem: Beetlejuice cannot be trusted-especially when he falls in love with O’Hara and Jones’ gloomy, black-clad teenaged daughter Winona Ryder.

And thaaaaat’s a wrap folks! There are plenty of amazing horror films for you guys to get tucking into this Halloween so go wild!

Looking for an easy costume for this year? Check out some of our cool tees that can be used to make this year effortlessly spooky :)

Ladies Black Skeleton Hands Misfits T-Shirt Men's White Frankenstein Head T-Shirt

Are there any other horror flicks you love to watch this time of year? Spread the word by leaving a comment below. Thanks!

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TruffleShuffle Voucher

That’s right folks! We’re giving you lovely lot a massive 20% off everything on our site for just this week only!

Wether you’re looking to pick up that special something you’ve had your eye on or maybe just wanting to treat someone to something this festive season, we’ve got the perfect things for you.

Just enter discount code TREATNOTTRICK13 at the checkout stage and you’re all good to go!

Hurry though! ONLY 5,000 CODES CAN BE USED so be quick or miss out.

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Happy saving Truffle fans! :)

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Its the month of ghouls and ghost, basically, its time to get FREAKY folks!

Here at the towers of Truffle, we’ve got Halloween style covered! If you want to go all out and dress as your creepy alter-ego, check out our retro fancy dress, if you want a day to night ‘wicked’ look, I’ve got a few pointers right here.

Worn By have delivered up, this most marvelous, zombie dress, with witches hands showing us some rock attitude. Team up with some scarily high shoes for a truly vampish look!

If you are a fan of Simon Pegg and his quirky humour, this Shaun Of The Dead Inspired Tee will definitely appeal. For a more vintage feel, you can never go wrong with Frankenstein!

Have fun my little creepy friends xoxo

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Curse of a gypsy Queen! It has to be the weekend!

So like a traditionally crafted wooden marionette delicately dangling inside a handmade cardboard stage decorated by crayon, glitter and glue let us be your master manipulator as we attempt to pull the correct strings for mega movie greatness, we’ll attempt to make you dance for cinematic awesomeness before bowing down to celluloid glory.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 26th October

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) ITV London 3:00pm-5:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and apprentice Anakin Skywalker are sent to protect Senator Padme Amidala from an assassin. However, as galactic civil war threatens to erupt, the pair are forced to split their efforts, leading Anakin into an ill-advised romance and the beginnings of a journey toward the dark side. George Lucas’s second prequel to the original sci-fi trilogy, starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman and Christopher Lee

Mens Grey Marl Star Wars Rollercoaster TShirt

Mens Grey Marl Star Wars Rollercoaster TShirt

Men's Black Darth Vader Barbers Shop Star Wars T-Shirt

Men's Black Darth Vader Barbers Shop Star Wars T-Shirt

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Sky1 9:00pm-10:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
An American householder is dismayed when his plans for a traditional festive family holiday are thrown into complete disarray by a succession of annoying neighbours and long-lost relatives, who turn up on his doorstep offering their own brand of Christmas cheer. Comedy, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Diane Ladd, Juliette Lewis, Miriam Flynn, Johnny Galecki and William Hickey

Die Hard 2 (1990) Channel 4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Tough cop John McClane arrives at an airport to pick up his wife but finds himself plunged into a bloody life-or-death struggle. He must battle terrorists who have seized control of the terminal as part of a campaign to secure the release of a convicted drug baron. Action thriller sequel, starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Sadler, Franco Nero and William Atherton

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) Channel 4 11:20pm-1:20am (2 hours)
Wisecracking Detroit detective Axel Foley returns to Los Angeles to investigate a spate of violent robberies, but gets more than he bargained for when he finds himself up against an arms dealer who uses a glamorous hit-woman to do his dirty work. Comedy thriller sequel, with Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox and Brigitte Nielsen

SUNDAY 27th October

Casper (1995) ITV2 4:25pm-6:25pm (2 hours)
A paranormal expert moves into a haunted house where his daughter befriends the amiable ghost of a young boy – but things start to go awry when three smelly spooks and two dastardly crooks try to chase the new residents away. Family comedy, starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Eric Idle, Cathy Moriarty and featuring the voice of Malachi Pearson.

The NeverEnding Story (1984) Watch 5:10pm-7:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A lonely boy, neglected by his father and bullied at school, finds comfort in a mysterious book about a young hero’s quest to save his world from destruction. However, as he reads the tale, he begins to become part of the story. Fantasy adventure based on Michael Edne’s novel, starring Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Gerald McRaney, Moses Gunn and Patricia Hayes

The ‘Burbs (1989) ITV4 6:00pm-8:00pm (2 hours)
The arrival of secretive neighbours sparks an unhealthy curiosity in a group of friends, leading them to go to bizarre lengths to discover the truth about the newcomers. However, their investigations take an even weirder twist when they begin to suspect their unseen fellow suburbanites are part of a cannibalistic cult. Joe Dante’s black comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman and Henry Gibson.

Ghostbusters (1984) Channel 5 6:55pm-8:55pm (2 hours)
Three eccentric scientists put their hi-tech gadgetry and knowledge of the paranormal to money-making use by setting up in business as freelance ghost catchers. A musician calls them in to investigate when she sees strange creatures in her kitchen, only to end up possessed. As the spook-hunting team members deal with an attempt to shut their operation down, they discover an evil demonic entity is being summoned into existence and it falls to them to stop this creature from destroying the world. Supernatural comedy adventure, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Rick Moranis.

Ladies Grey Marl Ghostbusters Logo Vest

Ladies Grey Marl Ghostbusters Logo Vest

Men's Dark Grey Marble Wash Who Ya Gonna Call Ghostbusters T-Shirt

Men's Dark Grey Who Ya Gonna Call Ghostbusters T-Shirt

Whip Crackalaka! Bonus movie clip time this week a little something from Axel Foley

Whatever you get up to this weekend, remember to never go swimming straight after eating and always enjoy yourselves.
xoxo

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