April 2014

It’s finally happened Star Wars fans! Yep Disney and Lucasfilm recently just revealed who will be donning the costumes and getting in front of the camera to film the next instalment of the Star Wars empire. Take a look!
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With some old familiar faces as well as plenty of fresh young talent landing the job, actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Kenny Baker (R2-D2) as they do their thing once again.
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Director J.J. Abrams had this to say,
“We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”
We’re so excited to see even more Star Wars action become a reality once again. It’s great to see a lot of the original cats member back doing their thing, it really wouldn’t be the same without them. Not to mention some amazing new cats member who will get the chance to help create movie history and perhaps launch them into even greater stardom. Some names and faces to take note of for sure.

This next instalment is expected to hit cinemas in December 2015..

So what do you think is the cast? Did they make the right choices or would you have liked to have seen someone else hitting the silver screen? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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Don’t forget to get geared up and ready to rock with some of our amazing Star Wars T-Shirts featuring some of the most iconic movie characters ever. A great way to show your love in style!
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That’s right folks! We can hardly believe it! Yep it’s been a full ten years of trying to make “fetch” happen, ten years of always wearing pink on Wednesday and of course ten years of some of the best bitchiness ever!

This top teen flick pretty much captured the times when it was made, the fashion, the music and we’ll the attitude of the main cast was witneted by a lot during the school years. Not only that though, this film also helped to launch Hollywood’s biggest female comedy stars, according to Neil Flynn who more famously went on to play The Janitor in Scrubs. You know who we mean right?

For the past couple of months now we’ve been pretty hot on our Mean Girls fandom, even producing our very own range of Mean Girls T-Shirts and Vests! Certainly a time to celebrate we think!
Well it seems we’re not the only ones celebrating this massive milestone! Yep Top magazine NOW has been getting all things pink into the glossy action, even including our very own and exclusive You Can’t Sit With Us Mean Girl Slogan Vests! Take a peep…
Exclusive You Can’t Sit With Us Mean Girl Slogan Vest £19.99
You Can't Sit With Us Mean Girl Slogan Vest
Possibly one of the most quotable movies of all time, this is certainly one film that every self respecting late 80′s or early 90′s kid needs in their collection.

So what are your favourite moments or quotes from this hit 00’s flick? Let us know by leaving a comment in the box below.

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Devotees of that galaxy far, far away will of course know that May 4, as in ‘May the 4th Be With You,’ is the official day to celebrate all things Star Wars and party like a drunken Ewok.

While every day is Star Wars Day for us hardcore fans, with the big day fast approaching, we couldn’t resist a little competition to celebrate and remind everyone that the Force is everywhere.

So we’ve taken a trip to the dark side (i.e. raided our warehouse!) and put together a frankly awesome bundle of Star Wars goodies to giveaway.

Check out all the intergalactic treats which are up for grabs below!

The Prize

Star Wars Comp

Yup you could be in with a chance of winning one of each of the following….

Star Wars R2-D2 Mug With Lid
Lego R2-D2 Star Wars Keylight
Lego C3PO Star Wars Keylight
Lego Boba Fett Star Wars Keylight
Lego Yoda Star Wars Keylight
Star Wars Darth Vader Vacuum Flask
Black 3D Darth Vader 16cm Star Wars Mood Light
Men’s Grey Marl Stormtrooper Face Star Wars Sweater – Size L
R2-D2 Star Wars PU Messenger Bag

Alllll nicely packaged up in a limited edition Darth Vader Gift box which comes courtesy of our lovely friends at Fabric Flavours.

How To Enter

Fancy getting your hands on this lovely lot? Well entry really couldn’t be easier! We’re using RaffleCopter to make things ultra simple and to give you plenty of ways to enter. Remember, the more ways you enter, the more chances you’ll have of winning. Imagine each entry as putting a ticket into a hat, the more tickets, the more chances you have! Give it a go….

a Rafflecopter giveaway

How Will You Pick The Winner?

Once the competition is closed and all the entries have been recorded, the RaffleCopter system will pick a winner totally at Random to keep everything nice and fair.

How Long Do I Have?

The competition will run from today (29th April) till midnight on Monday the 5th May giving you lots of time to get involved.

How Will I Know If I Win?

Once the winner has been selected, we will contact them directly via one of the methods they used to enter (Facebook, Twitter, Email etc) as well as announcing it on our Facebook and Twitter profiles. Further to that, we will also publish a closing competition post right here on the TruffleShuffle blog which will detail who the lucky winner is.

Questions? Email us on competitions@truffleshuffle.co.uk or leave a comment below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Good luck!

Ts&Cs
Only 1 winner will be selected.
If we do not hear back from the winner after 1 week, another will be chosen at random.
There will be no cash alternative to prizes offered.
We reserve the right to close/cancel the competition at any time.

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Hello Truffle fans!

Ever wondered who decides what we sell? Who crafts our designs? Or even who is the person behind the warehouse Superhero title? Well this is your chance!

Always looking for new and exciting ways to give you guys as much behind the scenes peaks as possible including our Instagram (@truffleshufflecom) piccys, we’ve decided to go a whole hop, skip and a jump further and start up a little series of blog posts that each month will focus on a different member of the TruffleShuffle team, letting you know what they do, what makes them tick and what they’re loving right now!

Kicking things off in this the very first feature, we have Lucy……

What do you do here at Truffle Towers?
I’m  in charge of seeking out and getting our hands on all the retro goodies on the site! Also making sure we have plenty available for you lovely peeps to snap up.
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How long have you been at TruffleShuffle?
I joined TS in October 2009 so it’s been about four and a half years which has really flown by!
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What do you like most about working here / best thing about your job?
It’s fun! Every day there are plenty of giggles and hunting down cool, retro merchandise is pretty much a dream job!
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What is your favourite tee current on the site?
My favourite t shirt changes on an almost daily basis as new designs are launched, but right now this classic Back to The Future poster tee is top of this list! I actually have this tee and love the looser fit, rolled sleeves and vintage print!
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When you’re not at TruffleTowers, what do you like to do?
To wind down, a nice pint of real ale in a pub garden can’t really be beaten! I also love a good gig, in the last month I’ve seen Goldfrapp, Lee Scratch Perry and Benjamin Clementine which were all top notch and as Bristol is great for music in the summer, I’m looking forward to plenty more over the coming months too! To compensate for my guilty beer pleasure, I like to practice yoga and pilates and am going to attempt the Bath half marathon next year (eeek).
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Name three things you like….
Lazy Sundays, Black and white movies, Fluffy cats
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Name three things you don’t like….
Driving in the snow, Mushrooms, Amusement arcades
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Favourite three films as a kid?
Karate Kid, The Land Before Time, Mannequin
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Who is your idol?
I don’t really have an idol as such, but I do have an enthusiastic appreciation for Jarvis Cocker
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I’d love to go to India, I think that would be a truly enlightening and magical experience.
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Which iconic TV/Film car would you most like to own?
Probably the Delorean, that’s pretty cool!
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What music are you listening to at the moment?
One of my most recent purchases, Mogwai’s new album, Rave Tapes is getting a lot of playing time at the moment. I’m also really loving the Africa Express, Maison Des Jeunes and Todd Terje’s It’s Album Time.
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If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
The obvious charity, holiday, home, gifts for family and friends. I’d buy a campervan, travel around the countryside and head to some festivals. I’d buy a lovely home with a music studio and little workshop for some crafty sewing projects and a nice big garden to grow tasty vegetables and sneak in a little pizza oven too.
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So there you have it folks! Stay tuned for plenty more staff insights and find out just who powers the TruffleShuffle machine.

See you next time with our next victim :)

xoxo
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Calling all you superhero fans out there! We’ve got some tasty treats of knowledge about to come you way right here :)

With such a buzz surrounding one of the most iconic and oldest Marvel Superhero characters ever, Captain America has been launched to new heights with big blockbusting films hitting the silver screen just a few weeks back.
To celebrate this new fame and perhaps the introduction of Steve Rogers to a whole new audience, we though we would take a few moments to dig into the world of the Winter Soldier and pick out some cool facts we discovered that you just might not know.

Check out our 10 Things You [Probably] Didn’t Know About Captain America! Enjoy….
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1) Hi first appearance came in the first ever Captain America Comic way back in back in March, 1941. Probably a huge reason for his instant success was the cover which showed him giving Hitler what for, bound to be eye catching huh at the time huh!
2) Captain America was actually the first ever Marvel character to hit the big screen! Yep we’ve been seeing the him do hit thing for real since 1944! There was also an doomed Captain America movie released in 1990, this attempt was so bad it put Hollywood off Marvel superhero movies for nearly 10 years! Oucheeeee
3) As you might have spotted in fast #1, Captain America’s iconic round shield actually started life as a fairly traditional triangular or diamond shaped one with the famous stars and stripes on. Spot it? You might be able to spot a reference to this in the latest flick.
4) Captain America is as about as American as can be yeh? Hmm well actually Steve Rogers is originally of Irish descent. Both of his parents were Irish immigrants who fled to New York to start a new life.
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5) Thanks to his unwavering moral code, Captain America is one of the few humans worthy enough to wield Thor’s magical hammer Mjolnir and has occasionally had to use it in battle before.
6) Did you think Captain America’s costume was based on the stars and stripes? Actually within the comic world it was the other way round! In one very old storyline, a sorcerer sends the super-soldier back in time to the Revolutionary War where he meets Ben Franklin, who is so taken with the outfit he sketches it and uses it as the design for the US flag.
7) A rare crossover with DC Comics saw Captain America and sidekick Bucky fight side-by-side with Batman and Robin against both their nemeses The Red Skull and The Joker. That is, until The Joker realises that his companion is a Nazi and double-crosses him, saying: “I may be a criminal lunatic but I’m an American criminal lunatic!”
8 ) He might be called the First Avenger in the movie series, but Captain America was never actually a founding member of the superhero supergroup! The original line-up consisted of Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Wasp. He was later brought into the team to help keep the wild Hulk under control and then eventually replaced him as a member. Awkward! It’s all fine now though :)
9) That original first edition we mentioned earlier ‘Captain America Comics #1′ is actually one of the world’s most valuable comics, with a near-mint condition copy valued at around $115,000 (£68,485 today). Back in the day they only cost 10 cents!
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10) The Captain’s famous shield is made of vibranium, a near indestructible metal and experiments to recreate this substance led to the creation of adamantium. This metal substance was later used to create Wolverine’s exoskeleton and claws.
So there you have em folks! Hopefully you’ve learned a little more about this great American icon. Everything we learn about these iconic superheroes just makes us fall a little bit more in love with them. Such a weird and wonderful world where anything is possible, and usually happens!

Have we missed anything out or is there something cool you would like to share? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

But wait Superhero fans there’s more! Don’t forget to check out our amazing range of Captain America T-Shirts starting from only £15.99! Such a steal :) Take a peep….

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Jalapeño poppers! it looks like the Weekend!

So in a dimly lit office building. Sat with our feet up behind a desk stacked with papers of non descriptive relevance, let us be your trilby hatted, trench coat wearing private detective as we go on the snoop for retro movie greatness, we’ll search for clues of cinematic magnificence. Before we catch the culprit red handed with celluloid wonder. Aha!

Have a happy retro Weekend!

SATURDAY 26th APRIL

Masters of the Universe (1987) Sky Movies Superheroes 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (2 hours)
The heroic warrior He-Man sets out to bring an end to the evil Skeletor’s reign of terror, but is transported to Earth by a cosmic key, with his arch enemy’s henchman in hot pursuit. Fantasy adventure, starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster and Billy Barty.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) Film4 9:00 pm-10:45 pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A stressed businessman just wants to make it home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. However, when his flight is forced to land miles from its destination, he finds himself sharing a disaster-strewn journey across America with an amiable but slobbish salesman. Comedy road movie, starring Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Kevin Bacon and Michael McKean.

The A-Team (2010) E4 9:00 pm-11:25 pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Four soldiers are sent on a top secret mission in Iraq that results in them being imprisoned for a crime they did not commit. When they learn the culprit is trying to sell equipment for producing fake currency, they break out of prison to find him and the evidence of their innocence. Action adventure based on the 1980s TV series, with Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Quinton `Rampage’ Jackson.

Men's Khaki Mr Fool Pets Rock T-Shirt Men's A-Team Mr T Fancy Dress Costume

Halloween II (1981) 5USA 11:00 pm-1:00 am (2 hours)
In the aftermath of masked killer Michael Myers’ killing spree, survivor Laurie Strode is rushed to hospital, while the madman is still alive and still at large. As the obsessive Dr Loomis continues his pursuit of the killer, Myers goes in search of Laurie, who has a connection to his own horrific past. Horror sequel, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence and Dick Warlock.

Ladies Halloween Michael Myers Slash Back Tank Vest from Goodie Two Sleeve

SUNDAY 27th APRIL

The Land Before Time (1988) Channel 5 12:40 pm-2:10 pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
A young brontosaurus is left alone when his mother dies, so goes off in search of a legendary valley, where food is plentiful and he will be safe. He acquires a group of new friends on his journey, who help each other to avoid predators and obstacles in their way. Animated adventure, featuring the voices of Gabriel Damon and Pat Hingle.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) Channel 5 2:10 pm-3:45 pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
Two dogs and a cat are left in the temporary care of a friend when their owners are forced to move away. Thinking they have been abandoned, the trio hit the road in a bid to find their way home. Adventure, featuring the voices of Michael J Fox, Sally Field and Don Ameche. Kim Greist, Robert Hays and Benj Thall take the human roles.

Sister Act (1992) E4 8:00 pm-10:05 pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier agrees to testify against her gangster boyfriend after witnessing a murder. Placed in protective custody by the authorities, she is less than pleased to discover she is expected to pose as chaste nun Sister Mary Clarence in a convent. Comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Keitel, Maggie Smith, Bill Nunn and Kathy Najimy.

Bad Boys (1995) Channel 5 11:10 pm-1:20 am (2 hours 10 minutes)
Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett search for a $100million heroin consignment brazenly stolen by a French drug kingpin from the police evidence room. However, after a mix-up over a phone call from a potential witness, each cop has to assume the other’s identity – Lowrey becoming the henpecked family man and Burnett the playboy. Michael Bay’s action thriller, starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Tea Leoni, Tcheky Karyo and Theresa Randle.

Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember to buckle up for safety and always enjoy yourselves.
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