February 2016

Calling all you classic movie fans! As many of you will already know, the 80s really was THEEE best time for films ever.
Okay, okay so maybe the effects weren’t quite… right, or perhaps the acting and script were questionable sometimes BUT, for sure some of the most iconic, best-loved and most celebrated films were created in our childhood years.
Not that we’re biased in ANY WAY but with titles like The Goonies, Gremlins, Top Gun, Ghostbusters, Back To The Future, Star Wars, Labyrinth, Indiana Jones, and – of course – Steven Spielberg’s E.T. you can see our point.

From as far back as we can nearly remember (which is a long time now!), we have sooo many memories of getting the duvet on the floor in the sitting room and watching these total classics on a weekly basis.

As one of our all-time favourites, we could probably recite E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial word for word, scene for scene but with that totally useful *ahem* talent *ahem* comes a loooong love for this total cult classic which has been inspiration enough for us to get creating some exclusive new E.T TShirts which are finally here and ready to be alllll yours. Take a peep!

Featuring the iconic scene when Elliot and E.T take to the skies on his bike to evade police capture, this print is sure to be a hit with any fan and will be instantly recognisable to fellow lovers of this 80s classic.

Snap yours up today over at TruffleShuffle.com and start spreading the love today!

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Well hello another weekend! So great to see you again.

Like one of the most eager warehouse workers there has ever been, we find ourselves packing boxes like fitting a plethora or top retro films into a weekend. Thinking carefully and planning to fit everything in, we’ll twist and turn our contents to make it fit just so before taping it all up, standing back and admiring our crafty work.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY
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Black Knight (2001) Film4 1:00pm-2:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
An employee at a run-down medieval theme park suffers a nasty fall and knocks himself out – only to wake up in 14th-century England, where he gets up to all manner of mischief with the knights in shining armour and damsels in distress. Comedy adventure, starring Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson and Marsha Thomason.

Superman (1978) ITV4 4:15pm-7:10pm (2 hours 55 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 Merchandise

Wayne’s World 2 (1993) Comedy Central 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
Heavy metal fanatics Wayne and Garth try to stage a giant Woodstock-style rock festival, with a little help from a spaced-out British roadie and the ghost of Jim Morrison. But Wayne also has to stop his girlfriend leaving him for her slimy manager. Comedy sequel, starring Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Ralph Brown, Kim Basinger, Tia Carrere and Christopher Walken.

Back to the Future (1985) ITV2 7:25pm-9:45pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Teenager Marty McFly travels back to the 1950s in a time machine built by his eccentric inventor friend. The return journey proves tricky enough, but he also accidentally alters the sequence of events that led to his parents falling in love – and has to persuade his future dad to win his mother’s heart, or he will never be born. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover.

Tremors (1989) ITV4 9:00pm-10:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A dull American town in the middle of the desert is suddenly attacked by huge man-eating subterranean creatures. Luckily, two dimwitted but brave handymen step into the breach to lead a ragtag bunch of locals and a mismatched pair of survivalists in the battle against the gruesome worm-like monsters. Comedy horror, with Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire and Bobby Jacoby.

Scream 2 (1997) Sky1 10:00pm-12:20am (2 hours 20 minutes)
A second serial killer adopts the ghost mask and embarks on a campaign of murder, while survivors of the first massacre try to get to the bottom of the terrifying mystery. Wes Craven’s horror sequel, starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jamie Kennedy.

Raw Deal (1986) ITV4 10:55pm-1:05am (2 hours 10 minutes)
An FBI agent is discharged for insubordination after assaulting a suspect, and ends up reduced to being the sheriff of a backwater Southern town. He is later offered his old job back – on the condition he will infiltrate a gang of Chicago mobsters and bring their leader to justice for killing the son of the Bureau’s chief. Action thriller, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Wanamaker, Kathryn Harrold, Ed Lauter and Darren McGavin.

Braveheart (1995) 10:55pm-2:05am (3 hours 10 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 28th FEBRUARY

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Death Becomes Her
(1992) 7:50am-9:55am (2 hours 5 minutes)
Two romantic rivals are both granted the secret of eternal youth by a mysterious mystic. However, as they battle to get their claws into a plastic surgeon, they discover their now-immortal bodies are capable of taking whatever damage they can dish out. Black comedy fantasy, starring Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis and Isabella Rossellini.

Beethoven’s 2nd (1993) ITV2 1:35pm-3:20pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
The slobbering St Bernard is now grown up and in love with his beautiful sweetheart Missy. Together they bring a litter of puppies into the world – but have to go on the defensive when Missy’s owner, the evil Regina, sets out to steal them for herself. Comedy sequel, starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Chris Penn, Nicholle Tom and Christopher Castle.

Short Circuit 2 (1988) Sony Channel 2:00pm-4:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Manic mechanoid Johnny Five meets an old friend in New York City and embarks on a fact-finding tour – but ends up entangled in a series of escapades culminating in a bank robbery. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb and Jack Weston, with the voice of Tim Blaney.

The Dark Crystal (1982) Film4 2:45pm-4:30pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A survivor of a near-extinct race is given a dangerous quest as his world approaches an astronomical event that will decide its future. He must find a way to restore a broken piece to a magical crystal, which has become a source of dark power for the cruel creatures who wiped out his people. Jim Henson’s puppet fantasy, with the voices of Stephen Garlick and Billie Whitelaw.

Despicable Me 2 (2013) ITV2 3:20pm-5:20pm (2 hours)
A reformed criminal mastermind who has abandoned his wicked ways for a life of fatherhood and jam-making helps a secret agent to bring one of his fellow evil geniuses to justice. The villain in question has stolen a dangerous experimental serum with the power to turn harmless animals into ravening monsters. Animated comedy sequel, with the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig.

Minions Merchandise

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) ITV 3:35pm-6:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
James Bond’s investigation into the death of a world-renowned scientist working on solar technology draws him into a battle of wits with a stealthy assassin, who dispatches his victims with a golden bullet and has the British secret agent next in his sights. Spy adventure, starring Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland and Maud Adams.

Tron (1982) BBC2 4:40pm-6:10pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
A computer genius hacks into the mainframe of the company he used to work for, hoping to find evidence against the executive who stole his ideas. However, the intelligent master program running the system transports him into an electronic world, where he is forced to battle gladiators in a series of deadly games. Disney sci-fi adventure, starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner and David Warner.

Entrapment (1999) 5STAR 4:45pm-7:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
An elusive professional art thief suspected of stealing a priceless painting is pursued by an insurance agent. However, instead of bringing the criminal to book, she teams up with him to plot the robbery of a lifetime – although neither is sure the other can be trusted. Crime thriller, starring Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames, Will Patton and Maury Chaykin. Including Access at 17.45.

Fun Fact: The film came in $2 million below its budget. Co-producer Rhonda Tollefson credits this to Producer Sean Connery’s thrifty Scottish ways.

Finding Nemo (2003) 5:10pm-7:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Clown fish Nemo becomes separated from his friends on the Great Barrier Reef – but the thrill of being able to swim freely and away from his overprotective father turns to horror when he is netted by a diver. His distraught dad sets out on a mission to find him and is joined by a host of colourful characters along the way. Pixar animated adventure, with the voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Barry Humphries and Geoffrey Rush.

Back to the Future Part II (1989) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Back to the Future TShirts

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) Sony Channel 9:00pm-10:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
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.

Shaun of the Dead (2004) ITV2 10:30pm-12:30am (2 hours)
An unambitious 29-year-old man trapped in the job from hell and recently dumped decides to get his life back on track. Unfortunately, he has to put his plans on hold when zombies rise from their graves and stalk the streets of London’s suburbs to feast on the living. Comedy horror, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Dylan Moran, Lucy Davis, Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you keep to your brownie or scouts honour and remember it’s better to dress for cold and be warm, than dress for warm and be cold.

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Hot jam doughnuts! It’s the weekend all over again? Okay, well if you insist!

Like a trusty and experienced local fishmongers (bear with us), we find ourselves seeking out some of the finest retro films like that mornings catch of the day. We’re looking for something that’s different, beautiful with plenty of action to it that will dazzle our customers and keep them coming back for more. Keeping our selection cooler than a high school jock in a teen film, we’ll display them with pride like our ever growing DVD collection before selecting the perfect specimen to help us create the perfect fish pie and retro movie night in.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 20th FEBRUARY

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Death of a Gunfighter (1969) ITV4 2:20pm-4:15pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A frontier marshal kills a drunken man in self defense, but finds his uncompromising brand of justice is no longer condoned by the locals. When he refuses to step down, the town fathers realise they may have to use violent methods of their own to rid themselves of him. Western, starring Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O’Connor and David Opatoshu.

Superman (1978) ITV4 4:15pm-7:10pm (2 hours 55 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 Merchandise

Despicable Me 2 (2013) ITV London 5:00pm-7:00pm (2 hours)
A reformed criminal mastermind who has abandoned his wicked ways for a life of fatherhood and jam-making helps a secret agent to bring one of his fellow evil geniuses to justice. The villain in question has stolen a dangerous experimental serum with the power to turn harmless animals into ravening monsters. Animated comedy sequel, with the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig.

Minions Merchandise

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) ITV2 5:35pm-7:45pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Daredevil explorers Rick and Evelyn O’Connell are called into action when their son accidentally resurrects the evil Chinese Emperor Han from his ancient tomb. The family now faces a race against time to prevent the merciless leader from awakening his vast terracotta army in a plot to take over the world. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh.

Cast Away (2000) BBC2 London 7:00pm-9:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A manager for an American courier service has to fend for himself when a plane crash leaves him stranded alone on a desert island. Initially panic-stricken, he overcomes his terror to survive for four years on his own before building a raft and setting off on an epic journey back home. Adventure drama, starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy, Lari White and Chris Noth.

RoboCop (2014) Channel 4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A corporation that creates military robots seizes a chance to diversify into law enforcement when a Detroit cop is critically injured in a bombing. He is rebuilt as a crime-fighting cyborg, but struggles to regain his free will from his creators’ control. Sci-fi thriller remake, starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L Jackson.

Total Recall (1990) ITV4 11:10pm-1:30am (2 hours 20 minutes)
A construction worker pays to have fake memories of a dream holiday implanted into his brain, but discovers his mind has already been tampered with – apparently to erase his true identity as a secret agent from a colony on Mars. He journeys to the planet in search of the truth, but is drawn into a conflict between the tyrannical ruler and a rebel faction. Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin and Michael Ironside.

Fun Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger was originally going to play the title role in RoboCop (1987), but problems with the costume caused producers to drop the idea. After Schwarzenegger saw “RoboCop”, he said that he loved the movie and wanted to work with director Paul Verhoeven. When he and Verhoeven heard about “Total Recall”, they decided to work on that.

Shanghai Noon (2000) BBC1 London 11:35pm-1:20am (1 hour 45 minutes)
A 19th-century imperial guard to the Emperor of China faces a clash of cultures when he is flung into the Wild West on a mission to rescue a princess who has been kidnapped by a renegade. In a bid to complete his quest, he teams up with a bumbling outlaw. Comedy Western, starring Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Jason Connery and Lucy Liu.

SUNDAY 21st FEBRUARY

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The ‘Burbs (1989) Channel 5 2:30pm-4:30pm (2 hours)
The arrival of secretive neighbours sparks an unhealthy curiosity in a group of friends, leading them to go to bizarre lengths to discover the truth about the newcomers. However, their investigations take an even weirder twist when they begin to suspect their unseen fellow suburbanites are part of a cannibalistic cult. Joe Dante’s black comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman and Henry Gibson.

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) Channel 4 3:05pm-5:20pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Princess Mia of Genovia discovers that although she is supposed to take the throne on her 21st birthday, unmarried women like her are barred from being head of state. She now has just 30 days to find herself a husband – but an ambitious nobleman is determined to sabotage her hopes of romance. Family comedy sequel, with Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Julie Andrews, John Rhys-Davies and Chris Pine.

Live and Let Die (1973) ITV London 3:40pm-6:00pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
James Bond’s investigation into the murder of three British agents leads him to a connection between the dictator of a Caribbean island and a notorious Harlem drug kingpin – along with a plot to flood America with limitless supplies of free heroin. Spy adventure, with Roger Moore in his first appearance as 007, alongside Yaphet Kotto and Jane Seymour.

The Money Pit (1986) Channel 5 4:35pm-6:20pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Rate 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.

The Fox and the Hound (1981) Channel 5 6:20pm-8:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
An orphaned fox cub is taken in by a kindly widow, and becomes firm friends with a puppy belonging to a hunter. However, as they grow to adulthood, the dog is trained to prey on foxes, and the two animals realise their friendship may not survive as they are expected to be natural enemies. Animated adventure, with the voices of Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russell.

Back to the Future (1985) ITV2 6:40pm-9:00pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Teenager Marty McFly travels back to the 1950s in a time machine built by his eccentric inventor friend. The return journey proves tricky enough, but he also accidentally alters the sequence of events that led to his parents falling in love – and has to persuade his future dad to win his mother’s heart, or he will never be born. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover.

Back to the Future Clothing

Wayne’s World 2 (1993) Comedy Central 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours)
Heavy metal fanatics Wayne and Garth try to stage a giant Woodstock-style rock festival, with a little help from a spaced-out British roadie and the ghost of Jim Morrison. But Wayne also has to stop his girlfriend leaving him for her slimy manager. Comedy sequel, starring Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Ralph Brown, Kim Basinger, Tia Carrere and Christopher Walken.

Fun Fact: Nirvana was offered a part in the film as one of the performers in Waynestock and band members Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were even shown a rough cut of the film to try to persuade them but they eventually declined.

Dirty Dancing (1987) Channel 5 8:00pm-10:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A dance instructor at a 1960s resort hotel fears his career will be jeopardised when his regular partner is forced to pull out of an important show in which they are due to perform. Luckily, a naive teenager is happy to step in, and is treated to a whirlwind holiday education in life, love and expressing herself. Romantic drama, starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, keep your chain clean and don’t forget to stay hydrated.
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For many of us in the land, a fresh morning cuppa is just about the perfect way to start a day. A time to take stock, reflect and to simply clear your mind before the day begins. Well…..for those of us without mini TruffleShufflers rushing around anyways!

One thing that is so often overlooked when trying to create the perfect brew is the humble mug. Are you still using that 2003 training day freebie? Or perhaps the one that you got with an Easter egg back in…well….you can’t remember but the print is all faded? For shame!

Here at TruffleShuffle we believe that a cracking mug will really complete your perfect cuppa. Whether it raises a smile or simply reflects a little bit of you, a mug can really an extension of you for perhaps, around the office, at home or even on a camping trip away – a little taste of home maybe.

To help you find your perfect partner in crime, we’ve just added some super funky new mugs that are inspired by some of the coolest creatures ever to walk, swim or hop. Take a look at our latest range…

Are you a crazy cat person? Or do you just not know you are yet? Whichever you are, you’re going to purring over this delightful cat mug which has ears and a tail!

Perhaps you prefer a pooch? Why not keep your best friend by your side whatever the day may bring with this fab doggy mug. This simple design comes with dog nose and mouth print and cute dog ear handles!

Maybe you just admire the amphibians? Or people say you’re hopping mad….in a nice way! This funky frog mug is sure to be a welcome sight when the next tea round hits your desk (if that temp ever makes it!).

Naaa Na…Naaa Na…Naa Na..Naa Na Na Na Na….. If you love a classic or perhaps can just be a bit snappy in the mornings, you’ll certainly want to get your Jaws around this scarily cool shark mug with fin shaped handle.

For allllll these amazing beauties and our complete range of retro mugs, pop on over to TruffleShuffle.co.uk.

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We’re always hearing that good things come in small packages, well this has never been truer in the case of one of our all-time top retro passions….Polly Pocket!

Getting the latest set, collection or accessory was just about as exciting as things could get growing up…for us at least! Polly Pocket was a small perfect world you could take anywhere with you, whether it’s a car trip (boooooriiiiinnng), to a friends or even your grandparents which would give you the chance to at any point dive into Polly’s world and create an unlimited amount of weird and wonderful scenarios. A small taste of heaven!

Well! Part of our job responsibility here at Truffle Towers is bring these much loved classics back into your lives all these years later through the medium of awesome and 100% official vintage clothing and gifts which is juuuuust what we’ve gone and done!

Reminisce about this childhood favourite in true TruffleShuffle style with this super cute exclusive Polly Pocket TShirt!

Not only that! Snuggle up on those chilly days in this fab sweater too! Perfect for all you Polly fans out there.

So which sets did you have growing up (or still have!)? Shout them out below.

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