September 2015

Calling all you Instagramers! As many of you might already know, we’re pretty fond of almost every social media platform in the land. If we’re not tweeting our Facebooks, we’re Instagraming our Pinterests….it can all get a bit contusing but we love it!

Now one of the biggest reasons we just loving getting social is because it’s such an amazing way to be in touch with all our amazing customers and fans, as well as getting to see all the fab things people have been posting, sharing and commenting to us. Getting to see all our designs in their new home is just about as cool as things get. For us anyways!

Each week a whole bunch of you lovely lot snap your latest purchases or perhaps current outfit and upload them to Instagram for all to see. If this is you then 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!

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@mypessimisticeye

Barbie Good Morning Doll Mug Men’s Navy 8-Bit Duck Tales T-Shirt from Mighty Fine

@londonbornkevin

@mron81

Men’s Grey Marl Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens Vintage BB-8 T-Shirt Rainbow Brite Mug

@rockupandroll

@heathernixon4

Men’s Grey Marl Jurassic Park Vest Harry Potter Gryffindor Team Quidditch Mug

@iamsophieerose

@kirsty_mcarthur

Ladies Dance Magic Dance Labyrinth Poster Lightweight Sweater Unisex Roald Dahl Allover Print T-Shirt

@hayleyyabbott

@nghsunniva

Bat Bag Ladies Jurassic Park Logo Vest

@amandamachin

@ninja_paillettes

Classic Vintage Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Mirror And Coin Purse Set Ladies Batman Kiss DC Comics Vest

@hazelberry11

@angiebmth

Ladies Barbie Beach Please Scoop Neck T-Shirt Ladies Charcoal She-Ra Princess Of Power T-Shirt

@joepspc94

@amyrosewatts

Scrabble String Lights & Ladies Grey Worm Ello Labyrinth T-Shirt Ladies Charcoal Led Zeppelin USA 1977 T-Shirt

@disney_barbie_

@missmicci

Ladies Barbie Retro Heart Sweater Ladies You Can’t Sit With Us Mean Girls Slogan Vest & Ladies Mean Girls You Go Glen Coco Vest
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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Well….we’re stunned! This doesn’t happen very often, but every once in a while we learn a cheeky fact or stat that leaves our eyes wide and our mouths open. Today is one of those days.

Yes indeediedodie, as hard and possibly scary as it might be, the humble PlayStation (or magic grey box of awesomeness as we like to think of it) turns a whopping 20 years old today! Yep all those years ago, kids and big kids all over Europe first got their eager hands on this little CD playing moment in gaming history and well…. things were never the same again.

Bringing us some of the best game ever including the likes of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Tekken, MediEvil, Gran Theft Auto, Gran Turismo, Tony Hawks, and soooooo many more, this console has played such a huge part of many of our lives which countless hours spent and many amazing moments with friends.
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Put simply, along with others we simply cannot imagine growing up without these little bundles of cool around and would also like to say a huge thank you to our and all the parents out there who went out and made our dreams come true all those years ago. You rock!

To help you guys celebrate this milestone in style, we’ve picked our just a few of our very favourite PlayStation T-Shirts and PlayStation Accessories including bags, coasters (that look like games!), Keyrings and so much more. Take a peep…

PlayStation Shaped Backpack PlayStation Coasters
PlayStation Logo T-Shirt PlayStation Set of 3 Pairs Of Socks
PlayStation Shaped Bi-Fold Wallet Men’s PlayStation Controllers Sublimation T-Shirt
PlayStation Logo Cityscape Sublimation T-Shirt PlayStation Console Keyring
PlayStation Shaped Messenger Bag PlayStation Knitted Fair Isle Jumper
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So what are you biggest PlayStation memories? Which games did you love and play the most? Let us know by posting in the comments box below.

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TruffleShuffle fans! We’re back with another (and final!) installment of our long running TruffleShuffle Insider series which has been giving all you lot a little look into the lives of each and everyone of us behind these scenes here at TruffleShuffle.com.

A perfect chance for us to reveal, who we are, what makes us tick and well perhaps just put some names to faces to anyone who has been in touch before. Stalking if you wish :)

This time we’re taking a few moments to introduce our very latest member of the team, welcome fun loving foreign affairs hero Annette to the stage! Take it away…

Picture credit: Owen Davies
What do you do here at Truffle Towers?
Well, I translate all the English blurbs into German blurbs, and help with any German or French correspondence within customer services. I am pretty German all in all (ever been to Berlin?).
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How long have you been at TruffleShuffle?
I’m the newbie in the house. I started earlier this year in March. It seems once you work for TruffleShuffle you never leave. Spooky!
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What do you like most about working here / best thing about your job?
I simply love hanging out with nice people (and the team here is awesome), and I love languages. Two flies with one stone, you know?
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What is your favourite tee currently on the site?
It’s got to be this one: Black Sabbath 1978 US Tour T-Shirt. Rock! Dark Rock! My boyfriend, who gave me the T-Shirt is standing next to me as I write this.
When you’re not at TruffleTowers, what do you like to do?
I hang out with my ace family, play music (I used to be in two bands here in Bristol for years and years called Big Joan and Annette Berlin), design lots (I’m also a freelance designer) and go to gigs whenever I can, but there has been less partying and late nights since the little twins arrived. Middle aged mum alert!
Recently Finn & Daisy aka ‘the twins’ were playing pirates and were using cardboard cones as wooden pirate legs. They limped up the stairs to go to the bathroom. And as a mum does (I hope it’s not just me) I went up there as well (eventually) to check on their bathroom routines (they’re 4 years old) and asked those all important questions: “Did you flush? Did you wash your hands? Any drips?” Finn just took the earlier mentioned cardboard cone, held it up to his mouth, turned around to me and said “GO AWAY, PLEASE!”
Name three things you like….
My family, 6 Music (don’t tell Claire), Food!….and cats, my friends, PJ Harvey, Warrior Queen, horse riding, walking through woods, singing, Bristol, camping, picnics.
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Name three things you don’t like….
Little dogs (only joking*), Math rock and Anchovies (*I’m not joking).
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Favourite three films as a kid?
The Fearless Vampire Killers, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and The Muppet Show.
Who is your idol?
PJ Harvey is definitely an idol of mine. I simply love her voice, and the first couple of albums, where she was so raw and hormonal, still blow me away. And she seems to make a decent living from being a musician, whilst still having a private life. Oh, I wish…
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Who is the last band you saw live?
Some crazy, experimental band from Indonesia mixing traditional music and loops using instruments built by themselves with a singer who goes effortlessly from a low grunt to an operatic soprano. Check them out live, you won’t believe your eyes and ears. They are called Senyawa.
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
New Orleans and St Petersburg.
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Which iconic TV/Film car would you most like to own?
The little beetle, Herbie.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Difficult, I like so many bands.
Courtney Barnett, Nina Simone, Kate Tempest, This is the Kit, Jemima Surrender, The Hysterical Injury, Part Chimp, Slint. A few of these are from Bristol btw. Bristol is brilliant for music! I ended up living here because of the music. True fact.
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If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
‘Did I mention I like music yet?’
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If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
My grandma once won the lottery. She went and bought more lottery tickets with the £20 winnings. It would be the usual I guess, pay off any debts/the house, help your family out, have a nice holiday and build a music studio in the garden shed (have I mentioned I like music?).
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So there you have it folks! We’ve officially covered all the names and faces behind the TruffleShuffle shop window. Hopefully you’ve learnt a little something about who we all are, what we all do and just what makes us tick.

Stay tuned next month for a complete round up of all these little interrogations and to get a snap shot of the whole team!

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We sure have folks! Never one to sit on our hands, we’ve been busy thinking up and creating even more Back To The Future T-Shirts that will tickle the fancy of any fan of this iconic movie.

Naturally, for years we’ve had our very own exclusive BTTF Logo Tees which have always been a staple design in our collection, but what if we went another way and created something a little different from your average that only true fans of this legend will did? Well….that’s just what we’ve done!

Up first we’re giving a nod of appreciation to Cafe 80s, the famous hang out spot in the movie. Described by Marty as “one of those nostalgia places, but not done very well”, what’s not to love about some good old 80s cheese!

Cafe 80s T-Shirt

Not only that! Remember the amazing future telling sports book Sports Almanac? So much power and so much potential!
“You see this book? This book tells the future. Tells the results of every major sports event till the end of this century–”

Sure to evoke nods of appreciation among fellow fans wherever you go. Show your love in style with this great quirky tee…

Sports Almanac T-Shirt
So there you have em folks! Any more designs you’d like to see? Should them out in the comments below and we’ll see what we can do.

For all these and more, head on over to our complete range of Back To The Future merchandise today and snap up some exclusive goodies.

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Retro telly fans! We’ve just caught wind of some pretty big news here at Truffle Towers which miiiiight just get a few tongues wagging.

Yep, it seems the beloved 80s Stephen J. Cannell classic The A-Team is set for a reboot from the people at 20th Century Fox. They like to play it safe huh!

Originally running from 1983 to 1987, The A-Team was THEEE show of the time with more stunts and crashes than you could shake a stick at, iconic catchphrases, guest star appearances and one of the coolest vans ever created!

Teaming up with the Fast & Furious writer-producer Chris Morgan, this reboot will once again revolve around a diverse team of American Special Forces operatives, but this time with both male and female members to help jazz is up a bit. The group has been framed for a crime they didn’t commit and set out to clear their names by uncovering the black-ops conspiracy that set them up. Usual stuff.

As always, they will discover people in need along the way who they can lend a helping hand the best way they know how.

As soon as we can uncover more about cast and dates we’ll let you know!

So what do you think folks? Would you watch and who would you pick to play this iconic team?

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Half pint Harry! Is it really the weekend so soon? Well okay then!

Like a group of eager and experienced pub goers on another adventure through the local haunts, we find ourselves gearing up for another weekend of fun, friends and foamy beer. Setting sail into the night and whatever it may hold, we’ll sample only the best local tipples as we work our way around all our local establishments before heading home to catch one of the late night retro movies that will send our weary minds back to our childhood years.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 26th SEPTEMBER

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True Grit (1969) More4 10:25am-1:00pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
One-eyed, over-the-hill US Marshal Rooster Cogburn reluctantly agrees to help a girl track down her father’s killer. The quest is complicated by a Texas Ranger, who is also on the murderer’s trail, and a host of villains who have few qualms about disposing of the meddling youngster and her protector. Western, starring an Oscar-winning John Wayne alongside Jeff Corey, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper.

Stepmom (1998) 5* 5:20pm-7:45pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
A successful photographer marries a divorced businessman with two children, but has a hard time adapting to her new role as a stepmother – a task made all the more difficult by the hostile attitude of his ex-wife. However, a tragedy unexpectedly brings the two women closer together. Drama, starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone and Liam Aiken.

Cannonball Run II (1984) ITV4 7:30pm-9:45pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
An assortment of daredevil motorists torments America’s law enforcement officers while taking part in an illegal coast-to-coast race organised by an Arab sheik who is putting up the million-dollar prize money. Comedy sequel, starring Burt Reynolds, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Telly Savalas and Frank Sinatra.

Parenthood (1989) Movie Mix 9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Anxious family man Gil Buckman is determined to have a better relationship with his three children than he had with his tough father. Elsewhere, his two sisters are also having family problems – one is struggling to understand her two troubled teenagers, while the other’s husband wants to turn their toddler into a child genius. Comedy drama, starring Steve Martin, Keanu Reeves, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards and Dianne Wiest.

Fun Fact: The film grossed just under $100 million during the original run in theaters. Several years later, the project was rereleased into theaters so it could be logged officially as earning $100 million.

National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) ITV4 9:45pm-11:30pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A maverick cop and his by-the-book partner investigate the murder of a fellow detective, uncovering a sinister conspiracy to get the people of America hooked on cocaine-flavoured cookies. Spoof of the Lethal Weapon movies, starring Emilio Estevez, Samuel L Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Tim Curry and William Shatner.

SUNDAY 26th SEPTEMBER

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Man Without a Star
(1955) Film4 11:00am-12:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A wandering cowboy and his naive travelling partner are hired by an ambitious ranch owner, who wishes to expand her territory at the cost of her struggling neighbours. The drifter sympathises with the plight of the other farmers, but disapproves of the methods they intend to use to mark their territory. King Vidor’s Western, starring Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, William Campbell, Richard Boone and Claire Trevor.

Beaches (1988) Channel 4 1:25pm-3:45pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Brash child performer CC and rich girl Hillary become unlikely friends when they first meet at 11 years old. Years later they are still close, but Hillary, who is now a successful lawyer, is stricken with a terminal illness. CC goes to visit her and together they reflect on the highs and lows of their long, volatile relationship. Drama, starring Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard and Mayim Bialik.

The Borrowers (1997) 5* 2:05pm-3:50pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A family of four-inch-high people living beneath the floorboards of an ordinary human home help the owner’s son fight back when a dastardly lawyer plans to demolish the house and make way for a luxury apartment block. Children’s fantasy, starring John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie, Flora Newbigin and Tom Felton.

Fun Fact: Every vehicle shown in the film is a Morris 1000 Minor. Even a custom-built ‘stretched’ limo.

Uncle Buck (1989) ITV2 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
An unreliable but good-natured slob is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces while their parents are away – and what starts as a disaster soon changes for the better as the unlikely babysitter gets to grips with the finer points of being a responsible adult. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.

Star Trek (2009) E4 8:00pm-10:30pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
The trainee crew members of the starship Enterprise embark on their maiden flight, which pits them against a Romulan commander from the future who is planning a horrific revenge on those he blames for a tragedy in his own time. Sci-fi adventure based on the original TV series, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Zoe Saldana and Leonard Nimoy.

Star Trek T-Shirts

Waterworld (1995) ITV4 9:00pm-11:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
In the future, environmental disasters have left the planet flooded. A web-footed mutant mariner helps a woman and an orphan girl search for a mythical haven of dry land, with the help of a map tattooed on the child’s back – but in the process has to fend off a villainous crew of nicotine-addicted pirates. Sci-fi adventure, starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino and Rick Aviles.

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) ITV4 11:40pm-1:45am (2 hours 5 minutes)
Incarcerated Special Forces veteran John Rambo is offered the chance for freedom by former commander Colonel Trautman if he takes up the offer to return to the jungles of Vietnam on a life-or-death mission to rescue American PoWs. During the course of the operation, he develops strong feelings for his guide, a female freedom fighter – but tragedy strikes, leaving him more determined than ever to exact a bloody and explosive revenge. Action adventure sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Julia Nickson-Soul, Steven Berkoff, George Kee Cheung, Andy Wood and Martin Kove.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you have enough chairs and don’t forget to show your working out.
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