February 2014

Remember growing up thinking….when I’m older I’m going to create the most amazing, bestist, most awesome house full of all my favourite things! Put up that wall paper your parents wouldn’t let you have, hell even put a fireman’s pole into the kitchen or have a slide for stairs! Why not right?
For most of us this will sadly remain a dream for the most part, but there are some unsung heroes amongst us who keep that dream alive…not only that, they take the jump and make it reality!

Yep one superfan has been busy creating her very own Rainbow Brite themed house that is every 80s kids dream!

Receiving her first Rainbow Brite doll for her fifth birthday, Katy Haile, from Apex in North Carolina, was hooked and has kept her passion alive in true style!

Katie has worked tirelessly and has transformed her home into The Rainbow Land Museum which boasts some amazing and oh-so colourful decoration as well as a whole host of amazing retro toys and memorabilia. Take a peep….

Up a rainbow painted staircase and set against walls decorated to resemble clear blue skies, you’ll find glass cabinets and shelves containing rare and long since discontinued toys, collectables and paraphernalia.
Hats off to you Katie! Amazing work…
So, what 80s theme would your dream house be?
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You can run with us!
We’ve got everything you need . . .
Run with us!
We are free!
Come with us!
I see passion in your eyes . . .
Run with us!

These lyrics sure bring excitement to 80s kids everywhere! Not only was this possible the best ever theme song, it also marked the start of one of our favourite toons…..The Raccoons!

The Raccoons
Well if this has got you all a flutter we’ve got some exciting news….
Here at TruffleTowers we’ve been working as hard a ever creating, drafting, sketching, and generally Beavering away to create some amazing new Raccoons T-Shirts that promise to be some of our very best yet!

Taking our inspiration from one of our all-time favourite 80s cartoons that was with us through the best years of kids TV from 1985–1992, these amazing new designs are close to our hearts and are finally ready to be rocking your cool t-shirt collection. Take a peep….

Ladies Retro Raccoons Gang T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Retro Raccoons Gang T-Shirt £19.99

Men's Retro Raccoons Gang T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Men's Retro Raccoons Gang T-Shirt £19.99

Available from only £19.99 each, pick up your perfect style today including these or something from the rest of our exclusive Raccoons clothing range.
Now let’s just take a quick second to remind ourselves just how amazing this show was, check out the classic Raccoons intro and get your fill of some classic retro toon awesomeness. Enjoy!

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As huge lovers of everything retro, our eyes widened and our mouths dropped when we spotted these amazing movie GIF images!

That’s right folks! Some of our favourite films and characters ever have been given some retro 8-Bit treatment and have been brought to life in old school style with these fantastic images and we just had to show you guys.

Check out some of our GIF-tastic piccys below….

What do you think folks? What other characters and films would you like to see given the special touch of 8-Bit animated awesomeness?

Special thanks to Dusan Cezek via behance.net

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Heads up celeb style hunters! The Only Way Is Essex and Celebrity Big Brother star Sam Faiers was spotted this week wearing our very own Ladies Choose Life Jumper!

Although poorly Sam was seen leaving the docs after a blood test, she appeared in good spirits while accompanied by her pregnant sister, fellow TOWIE cast member Billie Faiers.

Sam Faiers Wears Our Ladies Choose Life Jumper £29.99

Sam Faiers Wears Our Ladies Choose Life Jumper £29.99

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This hugely popular sweater has sadly sold out at the moment, however we are expecting more stock in the next few weeks to the best thing to do is add yourself to the Ladies Choose Life Jumper update list and we will email you as soon as it is back in stock! :-) Promise!

Ladies Choose Life Jumper £29.99

Ladies Choose Life Jumper £29.99

If you can’t wait for the sweater to be restocked, why not satisfy your 80′s fashion fix with the Men’s or Ladies Choose Life T-Shirt versions for just £19.99 each?

Which will you choose?!

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With so much buzz surrounding LEGO at the moment thanks to the release of The Lego Movie just last week, we’ve been LEGOing crazy for the little Minifigures that make up the best part of our favourite retro toy.

We can’t even begin to count the hours we must have spent growing up playing with our ever expanding collection of Lego. Much like a grandad’s watch or mothers clock, LEGO is always passed down through the generations for the next set of eager young hands to get to work and think up even bigger and more unique things to build and more often than not, destroy in a spectacular smash sending coloured bricks everywhere in preparation for someone to stand on in just their socks…OUCH!!!

To celebrate and show off our passion for this giant among toys even today we just had to get our hands on these amazing new Keyrings.
Banish the boring set of keys in style! Liven up your set with one of our amazing LEGO keylights that have been inspired by some of the most iconic Star Wars characters, Superheroes, and even a villain or two. Enjoy!

Lego R2-D2 Star Wars Keylight

Lego R2-D2 Star Wars Keylight

Lego C3PO Star Wars Keylight Lego C3PO Star Wars Keylight
Lego Darth Vader Star Wars Torch

Lego Darth Vader Star Wars Torch

Lego Boba Fett Star Wars Keylight

Lego Boba Fett Star Wars Keylight

Lego Superman DC Superheroes Keylight

Lego Superman DC Superheroes Keylight

Lego Batman DC Superheroes Keylight

Lego Batman DC Superheroes Keylight

Lego Joker DC Superheroes Keylight

Lego Joker DC Superheroes Keylight

Lego Yoda Star Wars Keylight

Lego Yoda Star Wars Keylight

Now these not only look the part, but they come packing a punch as each one conntains a LED light that is the ideal little life saver if your hunting in your bag, locating you lock at night or even finding that frozen pea that just rolled under the fridge….you get the idea.

Available from only £8.99 each, pick up your perfect character today and start spreading the love and brightening up your world.

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Wizbits’ magic hat! Is it the Weekend!

So in a not too distant post apocalyptic Earth, let us be your marauding horde of flesh hungry zombies, clumsily ploughing through the debris of a broken and deserted city street. As we go moaningily looking with our good eye for retro movie mayhem, well hobble, limp and drag our half an eaten carcass for cinematic awesomeness before cornering and ripping apart the fresh plump flesh of celluloid wonder.

Gave a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 22nd FEBRUARY

A League of Their Own (1992) TCM 3:00pm-5:30pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
An alcoholic former professional player reluctantly agrees to train an all-female baseball team during the Second World War. With star player Dottie Hinson and her sister Kit on board, they look set to dominate the league – until sibling rivalry rears its head. Comedy drama, starring Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Tom Hanks and Madonna

A League of Their Own

Superman II (1980) ITV4 5:20pm-7:55pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
The Man of Steel meets his match in the form of three fugitive villains from his home planet of Krypton. Flying down to Earth, the super-powered trio unleash a reign of terror in a bid to take over the world – but Superman is not there to stop them, having surrendered his powers to lead a normal life with his beloved Lois Lane. Comic-strip adventure sequel, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Terence Stamp and Margot Kidder.

Men's Vintage Blue Distressed Superman Logo DC Comics T-Shirt

Men's Vintage Blue Distressed Superman Logo DC Comics T-Shirt

Ladies Vintage Blue Distressed Superman Logo DC Comics T-Shirt

Ladies Vintage Blue Distressed Superman Logo DC Comics T-Shirt

Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986) Movie Mix 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A computer operator stumbles across an SOS from an English spy trapped in Eastern Europe. While trying to help him contact his superiors, she is plunged into international espionage, and ends up being pursued by KGB assassins and faced with unmasking a mole in British intelligence. Spy comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Pryce, James Belushi, Roscoe Lee Browne and Carol Kane.

Airplane! (1980) E4 9:00pm-10:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The passengers on board an ill-fated airliner become increasingly jittery when the members of the flight crew flounder during a food-poisoning crisis. As ground control personnel struggle heroically to ensure the plane lands safely, a traumatised war veteran must face his fear to take the controls. Spoof disaster movie, starring Robert Hays, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack and Lloyd Bridges.

Airplane!

SUNDAY 23rd FEBRUARY

Freaky Friday (1976) Film4 4:20pm-6:15pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A mother and her rebellious teenage daughter’s simultaneous wishes to trade places results in them magically switching bodies for a day and gaining an unforgettable insight into each others lives. Disney fantasy comedy, with Jodie Foster, Barbara Harris, Patsy Kelly, John Astin, Charlene Tilton and Sorrell Booke

Freaky Friday

Junior (1994) ITV2 5:15pm-7:30pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A fertility expert pioneers a treatment enabling men to become pregnant and carry babies to full term. When the authorities cancel funding for the research, he decides to test it on himself, but gives little thought to how difficult it will be to keep it a secret. The situation is further complicated when he starts to fall for the woman whose child he is carrying. Comedy, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson and Frank Langella.

Junior 1994

Independence Day (1996) Film4 6:15pm-9:00pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
A fleet of huge flying saucers launches a devastating and unprovoked attack on Earth. As survivors try to flee the seemingly unstoppable alien invaders, the courageous US president, an ace pilot and a computer genius come up with a plan to take the fight to the enemy and save the human race. Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi adventure, starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia and Harry Connick Jr

Independence Day

Kalifornia (1993) MGM Channel 8:40pm-10:40pm (2 hours)
A writer and his photographer girlfriend, who are researching a book on serial killers, travel across America with a former convict and his naive teenage girlfriend. They remain unaware that their traveling companion is exactly the kind of mass murderer they have only read about. Thriller, starring Brad Pitt, David Duchovny, Juliette Lewis and Michelle Forbes

Whip Crackalaka! Bonus movie clip time this week a little Airplane!

Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember to get milk and always enjoy yourselves.

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