January 2014

Cowabunga! It’s the weekend

So like the humble fuzzy tailed Squirrel, let us go foraging for you as we jump from tree to tree looking for retro movie madness, we’ll collect mouth falls of cinematic magic before we store them away in an old hollowed out tree while we sit back and enjoy the celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 1st FEBRUARY

Happy Gilmore (1996) Sky Movies Comedy 6:20pm-8:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A second-rate ice-hockey player with a thuggish temperament discovers he has a powerful golf swing. He decides to enters a prestigious tournament to raise enough money to save his debt-ridden grandmother’s house from falling into the hands of tax inspectors. Comedy, with Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Carl Weathers, Julie Bowen and Frances Bay

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) Sky Movies Family 8:00pm-9:40pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and company try to take Broadway by storm with their college show, setting the stage for a host of misadventures as they yearn for stardom in the Big Apple and set out to raise the money to finance their production. Comedy, performed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, with appearances by Liza Minnelli, Art Carney, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould

Men's Grey Marl Old School Waldorf And Statler Muppets T-Shirt

Men's Grey Marl Old School Waldorf And Statler Muppets T-Shirt

Men in Black (1997) Watch 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours )
A streetwise cop is enlisted by a top-secret government force dedicated to policing alien visitors to Earth, teaming up with a veteran agent just as a body-swapping extraterrestrial giant insect begins a reign of terror throughout New York City. Sci-fi comedy, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Fiorentino, Rip Torn and Vincent D’Onofrio

Men in Black

First Blood (1982) ITV4 10:00pm-11:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Vietnam veteran John Rambo is wrongfully arrested in a backwoods town and tested to the limits of his endurance by a brutal deputy. Rambo escapes from his cell and heads out to the woods, and with the forces of the law in hot pursuit he finally has the chance to fight them on his own terms. Action thriller, starring Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna and David Caruso.

SUNDAY 2nd FEBRUARY

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) Channel 5 4:50pm-6:55pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
An eccentric confectionery king announces that five children will be given a tour of his wondrous factory. The winners turn out to be a kind-hearted boy from a penniless family and four obnoxious brats, who face a terrible fate when they misbehave. Musical fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum and Roy Kinnear.

Men's Roald Dahl Charlie And The Chocolate Factory T-Shirt

Men's Roald Dahl Charlie And The Chocolate Factory T-Shirt from TruffleShufffle

Ladies Roald Dahl Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Vest

Ladies Roald Dahl Charlie And The Choolate Factory Vest

Arachnophobia (1990) Channel 5 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours
A mild-mannered doctor sets up practice in a small town, but a cloud gathers over his career due to a series of unexplained deaths. Before long, he has to convince the locals that a horde of venomous spiders is responsible and confront his intense fear of arachnids into the bargain. Comedy horror, starring Jeff Daniels, John Goodman, Julian Sands and Brian McNamara.

The Addams Family (1991) E4 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours )
Creepy couple Morticia and Gomez find their unconventional life threatened by a man claiming to be a long-lost relative. When they welcome him with open arms, they fall prey to a plot that could cost them their ancestral home and the family fortune. Black comedy based on the 1960s TV series, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman and Carel Struycken

The Addams Family

The Matrix (1999) Channel 5 10:55pm-1:35am (2 hours 40 minutes)
A computer hacker discovers the world around him is nothing more than a virtual-reality fantasy created by malevolent living machines. Entering the devastated real world, he joins freedom fighters risking their lives to bring the truth out into the open and liberate the human race. Sci-fi action thriller from the Wachowski brothers, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving

The Matrix

Whatever you get up to this weekend always remember the squirty cream and marshmallows when making hot chocolate and enjoy yourselves.

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Transformer fans unite! To celebrate the release of our amazing new and exclusive Transformers clothing, we’ve been searching the interwebs high and low for some amazing nuggets of retro information about the coolest Alien robots around. We just love to keep you clued up huh! :)

For over three decades, our lives have been influenced, impacted, transformed by giant robots from the far away planet Cybertron.  For them, it has been millennia of civil war, fights and trouble, but for us, it has been decades (scary!) of watching, playing and loving these iconic Autobots and Decepticons.

However you came to love these guys, sit back and enjoy our perhaps slightly hidden treasures of some of the most iconic retro characters ever!

1. According to Bob Budiansky, the writer for the Marvel Comics series, Hasbro originally thought the name Megatron sounded too villainous. Budiansky pointed out that was the point and Hasbro went along with the suggestion. Thank you Bob. The evil Decepticon could be known as nothing else!2. Fans of the cartoon Robotech found an odd similarity between the Valkyrie jet-transforming-robot suits and the action figure of Autobot Skyfire. In Japan, they used the same model to produce both toys. In the cartoon, the Decepticon-turned Autobot giant jet didn’t look like the alien-killing Robotech vehicles. But when kids received Skyfire the toy, many little heads were scratched.

3. The Transformers began with the 1980s Japanese toy lines Microman and Diaclone.
Diaclone4. Optimus Prime’s original name before he became Autobot leader was Orion Pax in the television series. Orion is the mythological Greek hunter while Pax is Latin for peace. In Latin, Optimus means “best”; “Prime” comes from primus, meaning “first”.

5. The first Transformer to appear on the series was Wheeljack.

6. Optimus Prime was killed during The Transformers: The Movie but came back to life for the episode Dark Awakening and returned for good in the episode The Return of Optimus Prime.

7. Transformer toys also invented the aspect of giving their Toys Trading card stat cards which kids could trade and collect. Even the boxes these toys came from were collectibles.

8. In Japan, the first Transformers series was called “Fight! Super Robot Life Form Transfomers”.

9. Bumblebee was a VW Beetle in the original series but he’s a Camaro in the live-action Transformers movie.

Bumblebee VW10. One man, actor Frank Welker, voiced more than half of the original decepticons.

Voices for Megatron and Optimus Prime

Phew! Some (hopefully) pretty cool stuff here for all you fans out there. Hopefully you’ve learnt a little something new that you can dazzle your friends with as the next geeky pub quiz :)

Feeling inspired? Don’t for get to take a quick peep at our amazing new and super excluisve Transformers T-Shirts

Men's Retro Transformers Toy Roll Out Ringer T-Shirt

Men's Retro Transformers Toy Roll Out Ringer T-Shirt

Ladies Retro Transformers Toy Roll Out T-Shirt

Ladies Retro Transformers Toy Roll Out T-Shirt

Ladies Retro Transformers Toy Roll Out Vest

Ladies Retro Transformers Toy Roll Out Vest

Men's Transformers Retro Robots in Disguise Heavyweight T-Shirt

Men's Transformers Retro Robots in Disguise Heavyweight T-Shirt

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Hello retro gamers! No doubt if you’re reading this, you’re one of those lucky few who have grown up through one of the most exciting ages for gaming.

Yep new gamers these days enjoy their HD graphics, online streaming and uploading, international seamless multiplayer, as well as wireless controllers and now even no controllers at all! We love all of these things, but a classic retro gamers, we’ve been able to really see just how far things have come first hand and for every new game, upgrade and accessory that is available, see our 7 year old self’s wildest dreams come true in more ways that we could imagine!

To help show what we mean, we thought we would take a few moments to look back at the classic games we all loved from the 80s and compare them with their modern day counterparts (sort of). It’s amazing how far things have some and just think of where they’ll be in another 20 years when we’re playing our PS10′s in our rocking chairs :) Enjoy!
Wolfenstein (1992)
Battlefield 4 (2013)
Remember the simple classics? Big pixel based fun where the differences between a person and an alien could be a few simple pixels in a different colour, seemed legit at the time! We knew these games didn’t have amazing sounds and effects, but that didn’t matter! Getting to walk around and blast everything in sight was just about the best things we’d ever seen. These days the games out there are just insane, the graphics and game physics are simple stunning which helps create some of the most action-packed experiences available on your sofa.
Pole Position by Namco (1982)
F1 (2014)
We can remember back when getting to race against someone in the same room was not only impossible, but would have meant that the amount of screen space available would leave your amazing F1 racecar looking like something out or Mart after being struck by a Thunderbolt. Not great! These days sees us battling it our corner after corner on some far distant world tracks against people almost anywhere in the world! Not only do these games allow us to have full length racing seasons, but full driving careers with sponsors, interviews, reputations and more. Buckle up folks!
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario 3D World Wii U
Now, we all know the classic NES game is probably one of the most iconic games ever made, and perhaps always will be! The creators at Nintendo certainly know this and have worked hard to bring us a whole range of Mario inspired games including sports, racing, adventure and more. One of the most recent games that cover this more classic adventure genre sees a whole new world with 3D graphics, amazing camera angles and game play. Still very much the game we all know and love with its tricky baddies an classic jump and run style but with a modern twist.
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap
Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns
Fighting dragons with swords is almost as old as gaming itself, these days it’s more of a drama than some good ol fashioned button bashing – we all did it! With some amazing new games coming from the vast Final Fantasy collection, kicking dragon but has never look so cool.
RealSports Soccer (1983)
Fifa (2014)
Beating your friends at football down the park was one thing, getting to beat them at home on a video game was the true test of skill and stamina! Original Football games looked like close decedents of the very first game Pong and gave us little option for step-overs, volleys or through balls. Instead we made with a simple battle of whit’s with classic such as RealSports Soccer. Kicking things up to some of the latest releases, the difference is black and white really. Mastering some of the latest Fifa games takes as much practice and training as getting to grips with the game for real. A much more entertaining and all round frustrating experience, our passion for Football games grows with each new release which bring us the options to control more than we ever thought needed to be!

So there you have them peeps, pretty amazing change huh. One thing we’re left thinking though is….which one is actually better and more fun? Perhaps not such an obvious decision hmmm :)

Wanting to dust off your classic consoles and get playing? Don’t forget to check out our amazing range of retro gaming t-shirts so you can show your love for the classics every day.

Men's Chequered Sonic The Hedgehog Sega T-Shirt

Men's Chequered Sonic The Hedgehog Sega T-Shirt

Men's Old School Gamer T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Men's Old School Gamer T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Men's Charcoal Marl Super Mario Brothers Nintendo T-Shirt

Men's Charcoal Marl Super Mario Brothers Nintendo T-Shirt

Men's White Sonic and Sega Logo T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Men's White Sonic and Sega Logo T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

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That’s right folks! We’ve been hard at work (and having fun doing it) searching for yet even more amazing products inspired by one of the biggest cartoon shows going, Adventure Time. For those not in the know, Adventure Time is a USA grown animated series that follows the weird and funny adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake who is a dog with magical powers so he can change shape and grow and shrink to whatever he likes. Sounds cool huh!

As huge lovers of this hit show with a massive online cult following, rather than simply showing off our latest Adventure Time accessories (which would be awesome enough right?!), we’ve decided to show you lovely people some of our favourate GIF images that in our own very small way will help to show you just how amazing it is.

Sit back and take a trip with us to the amazing and often very random world of Ooo…..

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Hope you’ve enjoyed out little GIF reel and perhaps if you haven’t seen the show we’ve given you a quick glimpse into the weird and wonderful world of Ooo. As promised, take a peep at our amazing new Adventure Time accessories including these little beauties….

Advanture Time Mug

Adventure Time Jake MugAdventure Time Jake And Finn Reversable Backpack

Adventure Time Jake And Finn Reversable BackpackAdventure Time All Over Print Snap Back Baseball Cap

Adventure Time All Over Print Snap Back Baseball Cap

Men’s White Finn And Jake Adventure Time T-Shirt

Men's White Finn And Jake Adventure Time T-Shirt

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Just about as retro nostalgia as they come! That’s right folks, Tie-dye had a major moment from the late ’60s to early ’70s, then a second coming in the ’90s, and now it’s back!

Before now the very mention of tie dye would conjure up images of 60 festivals and summer camps or a Grateful Dead tour, even then stretching to 90s where it became a challenge to see how many bright colours you could wear at once. Now it seems it’s back and perhaps a little more dignified but with much added style.

Always wanting to ride high on the latest trend wave, we just had to get to work and create some of our very own and exclusive designs that are a perfect mix of retro style and bang up to date style icon!

Available in a unisex shape, each have been lovingly dyed by hand with some of the funkiest and brightest colours going to give your style a punch of colour and some added wow factor. Check out our latest Tie Dye T-Shirts designs available for only £14.99…

Fluoro Pink and Yellow Tie Dye T-Shirt

Unisex Fluoro Pink and Yellow Tie Dye T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Neon Swirl Tie Dye T-Shirt

Unisex Neon Swirl Tie Dye T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Unisex Black Swirl Tie Dye T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Unisex Black Swirl Tie Dye T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Fluoro Green and Yellow Tie Dye T-Shirt

Unisex Fluoro Green and Yellow Tie Dye T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Blue Tie Dye T-Shirt

Unisex Blue Tie Dye T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

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By the rivers of Babylon, not another weekend!

As the distinct twang of a hammer hitting a bell repeatedly sounds off to signify the start of art and crafts time. Let us put our nimble fingers to work as we mould out of plasticine for you mega movie magic, we’ll glue together toilet roll tubes and breakfast cereal boxes and cover them with cinematic joyousness before we stand back with proud bewilderment and glee at our masterpiece we call celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 25th JANURAY

The Three Musketeers (1993) More4  11:05am-1:10pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
The king of France’s elite personal guard is disbanded, but three of them refuse to lay down their swords. Aided by an impetuous young man keen to join their ranks, the trio set out to foil an evil cardinal’s plot to seize the throne for himself by capturing the cleric’s wily female spy. Swashbuckling comedy adventure, with Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt, Chris O’Donnell, Tim Curry and Rebecca De Mornay.

Muppets from Space (1999) Sky1  8:15pm-10:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Gonzo hits the road with pal Rizzo in tow and goes in search of his roots – only to make the amazing discovery that his parents belonged to a race of aliens. He then has to choose whether to board a UFO and return to his family, or stay with the friends he knows and loves. Family comedy, with F Murray Abraham, David Arquette, Ray Liotta, Andie MacDowell and Rob Schneider alongside the puppets.

Men's Grey Marl Old School Waldorf And Statler Muppets T-Shirt

Men's Old School Waldorf And Statler Muppets T-Shirt

Muppets Playing Cards

Muppets Playing Cards

Starsky & Hutch (2004) GOLD  9:00pm-11:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Two mismatched detectives are forced to work together for the first time to track down a crime kingpin who has introduced a new, undetectable narcotic to the streets – but they struggle to get along. Comedy spoofing the 1970s cop show, starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn and Juliette Lewis.

Braveheart (1995) Film4  9:00pm-12:20am (3 hours 20 minutes)
Account of the life of medieval Scottish hero William Wallace. After the slaughter of his father and brother, young Wallace is taken in by his uncle, who teaches him how to use not only his brawn but his brain – which he employs to great effect years later when he resolves to drive the English out of Scotland. Oscar-winning historical epic, directed by and starring Mel Gibson. With Patrick McGoohan, Sophie Marceau and Catherine McCormack.

SUNDAY 26th JANUARY

Last Action Hero (1993) Sky Movies Greats  5:45pm-8:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A boy watching an action movie is transported into the film by a magic ticket and meets its hero figure, who refuses to believe he is a fictional character. Matters take a turn for the worse when the screen villain gets hold of the ticket and crosses over into the real world – where bad guys can win. Comedy adventure, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin O’Brien, Charles Dance, F Murray Abraham and Anthony Quinn.

Outbreak (1995) Channel 5  6:35pm-8:50pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
An expert in infectious diseases races against time to find a cure for a rapidly fatal airborne virus which is wiping out the population of a small town, and is threatening to turn into a pandemic. However, his task is hampered by senior military men, who are bent on burning down the town and incinerating the virus with it, regardless of any casualties. Thriller, with Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and Donald Sutherland. Edited for language.

Kick-Ass (2010) Film4  9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A teenage comic-book fan sets out to become a real-life superhero. His amateur crime-fighting exploits make him a media sensation, but he is soon in over his head as he encounters a sadistic gangster and a father-daughter vigilante team with a far more lethal approach to cleaning up the streets. Comic-book action comedy, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Nicolas Cage. Shown with an introduction by director Matthew Vaughn.

Mean Girls (2004) Sky Movies Comedy  11:30pm-1:10am (1 hour 40 minutes)
A teenager is surprised when she is befriended by the girls in the most popular clique at her new school. However, a dating mishap leads to trouble and her supposed friends start to turn on her. Urged on by other pals outside their circle, the newcomer resolves to bring down the self-appointed queen of campus – only to end up adopting some of her rival’s crueller characteristics. Comedy, with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey and Lacey Chabert

You Can't Sit With Us Mean Girl Slogan Vest from TruffleShuffle

You Can't Sit With Us Mean Girls Vest

So Fetch Beanie

90's So Fetch Mean Girl Beanie Hat from Chelsea Doll

Whatever you get up to this weekend remember to always have a backup plan if your going to  take over the world and always enjoy yourselves.

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