August 2015

Icarus’ wings! We do love the weekend.

So like a big old bucket full of multi coloured Lego let us be your helping hands as we use our infinite imagination and skill to build you a kaleidoscopic wonderland of retro delight and nostalgic movie masterpieces.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 29th August

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Treasure Island
(1972) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
A boy discovers a map leading to the location of an infamous pirate’s buried treasure. He joins a voyage in search of the loot, only to discover the ship has been infiltrated by several of the buccaneer’s former crew, who plan to seize the riches for themselves. Adventure based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, starring Orson Welles and Kim Burfield.

The Man in the Sky (1957) London Live 2:00pm-3:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A test pilot struggling to support his family flies an experimental aircraft for the first time, but learns the manufacturers’ future and his career hinge on the flight being a success. When disaster strikes in mid-air, he takes drastic action to resolve the situation. Drama, starring Jack Hawkins and Elizabeth Sellars.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) ITV London 4:05pm-6:00pm (1 hour 55 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.

Roald Dahl Merchandise

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) BBC1 London 5:25pm-6:45pm (1 hour 20 minutes)
Inventor Wallace and his canine sidekick Gromit have set up a pest-control service, and are called in to stop rabbits overrunning a garden show. However, the pair are overwhelmed when a destructive giant bunny arrives on the scene, while an interfering aristocrat contrives to make matters worse. Nick Park’s Oscar-winning animated adventure, with the voices of Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter.

The Money Pit (1986) 5* 5:35pm-7:30pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Yuppie couple Walter and Anna buy a ramshackle old house and set about renovating it, only to see their dream home gradually turn into a nightmare. Anna also has to contend with her ex-husband, who is determined to talk her into giving their relationship another try. Comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov and Joe Mantegna.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) Movie Mix 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours)
A velvet-clad, sex-crazed secret agent from the 1960s agrees to be put into a state of suspended animation after his arch-enemy escapes justice. Thirty years later he is defrosted to do battle with the power-mad villain again, but the mission proves nearly as daunting for him as getting to grips with 1990s social values. Spoof spy adventure, with Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Mimi Rogers, Michael York and Robert Wagner.

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) ITV4 11:30pm-1:35am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A bumbling all-American family man takes his wife and kids on a disaster-filled cross-country drive to California to visit famous theme park Walley World – but their chances of arriving at their destination in one piece are looking slim. Comedy, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Imogene Coca, Anthony Michael Hall, Christie Brinkley and John Candy.

I, Robot (2004) Film4 9:00pm-11:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
The inventor of an advanced form of intelligent robot is found dead, and the detective investigating the case is certain that one of the scientist’s mechanical creations is responsible – but no one believes his theory because the robots have been programmed to prevent them from harming humans. Sci-fi thriller, inspired by the Isaac Asimov stories, starring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan and Alan Tudyk.

Fun Fact: The car used by Will Smith’s character is a concept car called Audi RSQ, which was designed exclusively for the film and includes special features suggested by director Alex Proyas.

SUNDAY 30th August

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Small Soldiers
(1998) ITV2 1:30pm-3:40pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A hi-tech computer chip has a bizarre effect on a squad of toy soldiers, causing mayhem for their owner as the miniature marauders engage in a series of scaled-down skirmishes. Children’s adventure mixing live action and computer animation, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denis Leary and Gregory Smith, with the voices of Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Ricci.

Casino Royale (1967) ITV London 3:05pm-5:30pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Ageing spy James Bond comes out of retirement to tackle a mysterious mastermind who wants to take over the world. Meanwhile, another agent disguises himself as Bond to face the evil genius over the baccarat table. Spoof spy adventure, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, Orson Welles, Deborah Kerr and Ursula Andress.

Superman (1978) Channel 5 5:30pm-8:05pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
A fledgling superhero crash-lands on Earth after evacuation from his home planet and is taken in by an elderly couple who raise him as their own. But with adolescence comes a greater understanding of his superhuman powers, leading to his rebirth as a crusader for justice and defender of the American way of life. Comic-strip adventure, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder and Marlon Brando.

Superman T-Shirts

Dante’s Peak (1997) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A vulcanologist’s suspicions that a long-dormant volcano is about to erupt turn out to be true, prompting him to race against time to save the community standing in its way – and clash with local government officials weighing his predictions against the loss in tourism revenue. Disaster movie, starring Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Elizabeth Hoffman and Charles Hallahan.

Fun Fact: The “volcanic ash” through the films was really fine newspaper shavings.

Deep Impact (1998) BBC3 9:00pm-10:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A TV reporter investigating a presidential misdemeanour stumbles on evidence that a comet is on a collision course with Earth, threatening the future of the human race. Meanwhile, an astronaut prepares to lead his crew on a do-or-die mission to intercept the danger. Sci-fi drama, starring Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Morgan Freeman and Elijah Wood.

Layer Cake (2004) Movie Mix 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A London cocaine dealer is all set to leave the criminal world behind and start a new life abroad. However, his plans are thwarted when he is asked to track down a gangster’s drug-addicted daughter and locate a stolen shipment of Ecstasy. Crime thriller, starring Daniel Craig, Michael Gambon, Colm Meaney, Kenneth Cranham and Sienna Miller.

Rush Hour (1998) ITV2 10:00pm-12:05am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A Hong Kong detective is sent to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, but the local authorities worry that his presence in America might spark an international incident, and assign a loud-mouthed and troublesome cop to keep an eye on him. However, the new partnership proves an explosive combination. Comedy adventure, starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson and Chris Penn.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, don’t forget to wash your hands and remember that sometimes even the smallest things can mean the most.

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Not only was she was the doll who could do it all but she always looked so fabulous doing it….

Calling all fans of the world’s favourite plastic princess! We’re so excited to share our exclusive new Barbie collection. Inspired by the classic Barbie dolls and merchandise we all remember from the 80’s and 90’s, our fun and light hearted collection is sure to evoke those fuzzy feelings of nostalgia among all our fellow Barbie girls out there!

We’re launching with a range of 20 products including clothing, mugs and jewellery, channelling Barbie’s famous kitsch factor. As huge fans ourselves, we had so much fun rummaging through the Mattel archives and reminiscing about which dolls and accessories we owned and which were on our wish list back in the day. Check out some of our favourite pieces below and click for more info!

NEW! Barbie x TruffleShuffle.com
Leopard Print Logo Sweater - £29.99
All Over Print Barbie Sweater - £34.99 Pink Neon Perspex Barbie Logo Necklace - £7.99
I Woke Up Like This Off Shoulder Flowy T-Shirt - £29.99
Barbie Dream House Key Ring - £4.99 Retro Heart Rolled Sleeve Cropped T-Shirt - £24.99
Barbie Fan Club 87 Raglan Baseball T-Shirt - £24.99 Beach Please Sleveless T-Shirt - £19.99
Good Morning Doll Mug - £6.99
Barbie Logo Mug - £6.99 Ladies Barbie Dance Club T-Shirt - £19.99
Boss Short Sleeve Raglan T Shirt - £21.99 Barbie & Ken T-Shirt - £19.99
Classic Logo T-Shirt - £19.99 Barbie Set Of Three Stacking Bracelets - £7.99
Shop The Whole Range

To celebrate, not only are we giving away £100 to spend on any of your favourite pieces from the TruffleShuffle x Barbie range but we’ve also throwing in two Barbie Fashionista dolls from the lovely folk at Mattel. Plus, just to top it all off, our lucky winner will also receive £40 to spend on a pair of fabulous Public Desire shoes to get you totally ‘dolled up.’

How do I enter?

To enter, simply follow the directions below via the RaffleCopter competition box. Entries can be made by following us (@truffleshuffle_) the official @Barbie Twitter page and  (@PublicDesire) on Twitter, tweeting the competition message found in the box below and/or leaving a blog comment below to tell us your favourite Barbie memory. Easy peasy!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

How Long Do I Have?

The competition will close at midnight on Monday 31st August and the lucky winner will be announced on our blog and Twitter page the following morning. Remember folks, the more ways you enter, the more chances you have of being picked.

How Will You Pick The Winner?

Totally at random! Once the competition closes the RaffleCopter system will dive into all the entrants and pick out one at random to keep things totally fair.

How Will I Know If I Win?

Once the winner has been selected, we will contact them directly via one of the methods used to enter as well as announcing it on our Twitter page. Further to that, we will also publish a closing competition post right here on theTruffleShuffle blog.

If you have any questions at all or would like any advice, please either email us on competitions@truffleshuffle.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Good luck dolls! xoxo

T’s&C’s
Only one winner will be chosen at random.
There will be no cash alternative to prizes offered.
If we do not hear back from the winner after 1 week, another will be chosen at random.
TruffleShuffle.co.uk reserve the right to close/cancel the competition at any time.
Winner decision is final.

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Hello TruffleShuffle peoples! As you might know, we’re huuuuge fans of all things social media. Anything that can bring us closer to the people who make TruffleShuffle what it is (all you guys!) is just amazing. Getting to see just who you are, what you’ve snapped up and perhaps even just a few nice words puts the biggest smile on all our faces and lets us know what we’re getting just right.

Each month looooads of you lovely lot snap your latest purchases or perhaps current outfit and upload them to Instagram for all to see (THANK YOU so much!). To celebrate your hard work, we’re picking out just a few of our favourites to share and perhaps inspire even more shopping or snapping of your very own.

So! Check out some of these amazing Instagrams that we’ve been loving and don’t forget, if you’d like to be featured or even just let us see what you’ve got your hands on, tag us using @truffleshufflecom or use the tag #truffleshufflecom and we’ll spot it. Enjoy!

@booknomming

@lozzi_burnside

Roald Dahl Matilda Book Cushion Pat Sharp T-Shirts

@sam_rainbowdash

@harrybean22

Guardians Of The Galaxy I Am Groot T-Shirt
Disney Little Mermaid Leggings
Central Perk Friends T-Shirt

@ukyglamakeup

@amandacavanagh128

Marilyn Monroe Roses T-Shirt Mean Girls Boo You Wh*re Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt

@xxkazziexx

@sheliruss

Friends How You Doing? Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt Wonderland Eat Me Cake Stand

@jujufralia_ww

@helenanderz

Ladies Heather Pink Dance Magic Dance Labyrinth Poster T-Shirt KISS All Over Print Lounge Pants

@laurajensen94

@cinnamonstudios

Ladies You Can’t Sit With Us Mean Girls Slogan Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt Retro Enamel My Little Pony Tin Mug

@emilyfayehannigan.x

@makeup_by_lorna

Lip Smacker Pretty as a Princess Disney Crown Tin with 5 Lip Balms Harry Potter Charms

@staceye12234

@ashleylouisejames

Ladies Off White Pivot Pivot Friends T-Shirt Ladies Miley Cyrus 92 All Over Print Tongues T-Shirt

@clairequinlan78

@amyrosewatts

Big Bang Theory Soft Kitty T-Shirt Led Zeppelin USA 1977 T-Shirt

@laurenburnage

@maedels_secret

Mean Girls Regina George Quote Speckled Rolled Sleeve Cropped T-Shirt Lip Smacker Disney Princess Lip Balms

@hayleyyew

@charlottedecarle

Vintage Care Bears Lightweight Sweater Mean Girls Boo You Wh*re Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt

@behindgreeneyes83

@carelesscaster

Harry Potter Gryffindor Team Quidditch Sweater
Spirograph Notebook
Count Duckula Mug
Roald Dahl T-Shirt
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Fancy being featured in the next insta-llment? Why not snap and upload you very own TruffleShuffle purchases and be sure to tag them with #truffleshufflecom and you can always tag us using our profile @truffleshufflecom so we can’t miss it. :)

See you next time

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Hater of Mondays, lazier than Mr Lazy himself and above all a total Pizza eating tabby legend, we’re celebrating the one and only Garfield himself with some amazing new T-Shirts that will be sure to be right up any fan’s street!
Since way back in 1978, Garfield has been putting a smile on comic, cartoon and even movie lovers alike faces with his sarcastic, cynical and general negative outlook on life which perhaps reflect maybe even the smallest part of all of us.
Despite his not to cheerful outlook on life and his family Jon and Odie, Garfield has won our hearts which is why we just had to get our hands on these amazing new Garfield T-Shirts for you guys.

Take a peep!

Show your love for the ultimate laid back puss with one of these from only £19.99!

xoxo

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Okay okay so poetry was never our strongest subject, but thankfully our talents come in the form on getting our hands on some of the coolest funky jumpers and hoodies around that come rain or shine will keep you looking fine!
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We all know the feeling, you’re fully revved up and have gotten a taste of the t-shirt weather (finally) and you’re left wanting more. Well one of the best weapons in our arsenal to help lift the rainy day blues is sporting one of our amazing and super retro jumpers, cardigans, hoodies and more!

Whatever the weather throws at you, with one of our cult classics, you’ll be spreading your love for the classics and raiding a few smiles wherever you go.

Take a peep at some of our favourite designs to help get you through the wet and back in the wild!


xoxo

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Sweet marmalade one toast! It’s only the weekend back again!

So like one of the hottest crime scene investigators in town, we find ourselves facing another classic case of retro movie mystery. We’ll glove up and start eagerly digging for clues as we slowly uncover all the traces of cinematic greatness that the weekend has to offer. We’ll bag up only the most important evidence before taking it back to the lab to further uncover the hidden truths that may lie within and capture them forever onto celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 22nd August

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Ivanhoe
(1982) Movie Mix 9:00am-11:50am (2 hours 50 minutes)
A noble 12th-century knight returns home to England after fighting in the Crusades alongside Richard the Lionheart, only to find the country under the domination of the king’s tyrannical brother. He joins a rebellion to restore rule of the kingdom to the rightful monarch. Medieval adventure based on Walter Scott’s novel, starring Anthony Andrews, James Mason and Sam Neill.

Flash Gordon (1980) More4 10:45am-1:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
American football quarterback Flash Gordon and journalist Dale Arden find themselves aboard a rocket ship designed by scientist Dr Zarkov, who intends to travel across space to locate the source of recent natural disasters. The three arrive on the planet Mongo, where they soon learn that the attacks are the responsibility of evil emperor Ming the Merciless, who is planning to destroy the Earth. Sci-fi comic-strip adventure, with Sam J Jones, Max von Sydow, Brian Blessed, Melody Anderson, Topol, Timothy Dalton, Ornella Muti, Peter Wyngarde and Mariangela Melato.

Flash Gordon Merchandise

Spartacus (1960) ITV4 2:10pm-6:00pm (3 hours 50 minutes)
A slave trained to fight as a gladiator turns against his masters and leads an army of rebels in a fight for freedom against the Roman state. But as the rebellion gathers momentum, two senators do all they can to exploit the uprising for their own political ends. Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-winning epic, with Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton and Peter Ustinov.

Fun Fact: Thirty years after filming, Jean Simmons met the baby she held in this film, who now works in the film industry as a stuntwoman.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) BBC1 London 6:20pm-8:15pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
The globe-trotting archaeologist teams up with a rebellious teenager who draws him into a search in the Amazon jungle for a mysterious artefact of untold power. But their quest is hindered by Soviet agents, who also want the fabled object for an altogether more sinister purpose. Action adventure sequel, updating the series to a 1950s Cold War setting, starring Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone and John Hurt.

The Matrix Revolutions (2003) ITV2 11:40pm-2:05am (2 hours 25 minutes)
As the survivors of the human race make their last stand against the machines, freedom fighters Neo and Trinity undertake a desperate journey into the heart of the enemy stronghold seeking a way to end the war, while the rogue computer program Smith sets about remaking the virtual world of the Matrix in his own image. Conclusion of the sci-fi trilogy, starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving.

SUNDAY 23rd August

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Smokey and the Bandit II
(1980) ITV London 1:40pm-3:35pm (1 hour 55 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.

Street Fighter (1994) 5* 2:05pm-4:10pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A military officer goes in search of a power-mad general who is holding several hostages in a secret location. He soon finds he is not the only one on the maniac’s trail, and joins forced with a mismatched band of martial artists to save the captives. Action adventure based on the video game, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Kylie Minogue and Ming-Na Wen.

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) ITV2 2:20pm-4:10pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Two dogs and a cat are left to fend for themselves on the streets of San Francisco when their owners fly off on holiday and accidentally leave them behind. As they join a tough group of strays, they must avoid falling into the clutches of the sinister dog catchers. Adventure sequel, with the voices of Michael J Fox, Sally Field and Ralph Waite.

Turner & Hooch (1989) E4 4:30pm-6:35pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A Californian detective investigating the murder of a local man by drug smugglers has only one witness to help him solve the case – the large, smelly dog that belonged to the victim, which is about to turn the detective’s well-ordered existence into chaos. Family comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham and Craig T Nelson.

Hulk (2003) ITV2 6:15pm-9:00pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
Scientist Dr Bruce Banner turns into the rampaging green Hulk after exposure to a huge dose of gamma radiation, prompting the military to embark on a no-holds-barred mission to destroy the monster. Meanwhile, Banner’s unstable father resurfaces, holding the secret to his transformation. Comic-strip adventure from director Ang Lee, starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte.

Hulk Merchandise

Mercury Rising (1998) ITV4 9:00pm-11:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A top-secret government agency has developed a seemingly unbreakable code – only for an autistic boy to crack it in an instant. Assassins succeed in gunning down his parents, but a maverick FBI agent investigating their deaths finds the child hiding in a closet, and resolves to shield him from the hitmen on his trail. Thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin and Miko Hughes.

Fight Club (1999) Channel 5 11:15pm-1:50am (2 hours 35 minutes)
A disillusioned office worker grows weary of his humdrum existence, but after meeting the mysterious Tyler Durden he finds fulfilment in establishing a club where similarly frustrated men come to vent their anger in bouts of bare-knuckle fighting. Satirical drama, directed by David Fincher, starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf and Jared Leto.

Fun Fact: In the short scene when Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are drunk and hitting golf balls, they really are drunk, and the golf balls are sailing directly into the side of the catering truck.

Daylight (1996) ITV4 11:15pm-1:30am (2 hours 15 minutes)
A devastating explosion in the New Jersey Tunnel causes a horrific pile-up, trapping a group of motorists underground. A former emergency worker witnesses the blast and heads in to guide the handful of survivors to safety before the waters of the Hudson river above them break through and flood the tunnel. Disaster movie, starring Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya and Claire Bloom.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, phone ahead if you need to and always bring some back up layers.
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