Birthday

13 years ago this very month we took to the interwebs and registered the weird and wonderful domain name TruffleShuffle.co.uk & we were officially born! To mark this super special occasion, we thought we would take a little walk down memory lane and give you our top 13 memorable moments at here at TruffleShuffle. Hopefully you’ll learn a little something about who we are, where we’ve come from and where we’re heading. Let’s go!
1. MAY 2004
We sold our very first t-shirt on the mighty (old looking) eBay. With the money from this sale, we scurried online and purchased the domain name truffleshuffle.co.uk. Why TruffleShuffle? It’s retro, it’s cool and we LOVE the Goonies?!
2. DECEMBER 2004
By our first Christmas, we were selling around 20 t-shirts a day!! Our range was humble, nothing like our huge collection of classic retro T-Shirts we have today that’s for sure! We had our sights firmly set on tee greatness, which is something we still strive towards today.
3. JANUARY 2005
In the press! We had our first press feature in the infamous Loaded magazine! Being described as ‘a goldmine of ’80′s inspired t-shirtery’. *blushes*
4. JUNE 2005
With the business continuing to grow, we had to move TruffleShuffle from our 1 bed flat into a small office space in Bristol and continue the adventure. Weirdly with all our own personal collections, our homes don’t look too much different from back then now!
5. DECEMBER 2005
By our second Christmas, we were selling 100 t-shirts a day!!
That’s 5x what we selling the previous year. Busy busy!
6. SEPTEMBER 2005
Just over a year from launch, we moved into our first proper grown-up warehouse.
On that day ‘Truffle Towers V1.0′ was born.
7. MAY 2008
Woohoo! We win Bristol’s 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year! Such a great achievement which only helped to add fire to the Truffle belly.
8. JUNE 2009
Eeeek! We needed to move again…. This time our warehouse (Truffle Towers V2.0) is a whopping
three times the size of Truffle Towers V1.0! The TrufffleShuffle team continues to grow… as does the size of the tea rounds!
9. DECEMBER 2009
We sell our Millionth T-Shirt! That’s right folks, in just a few years, we had managed to pick, pack and post a stupendous million tees to people all over the world.
10. SEPTEMBER 2011
No pictures please! Now seven years hard at work, we’re crowned Best Specialist Retailer by the amazing people at Reveal Magazine. Such an honour and a great excuse for a party! Right?
11. AUGUST 2012
Splashdown! Mother Nature takes a dislike to TruffleShuffle and sends sooo much rain to Bristol that it floods Truffle Towers V2.0. The whole team rally together to save the day and as many of our retro creations as possible. Great excuse to clean the floors we guess!
12. AUGUST 2016
Another milestone! We ship our millionth order and to celebrate, we ran a huge competition to win a years supply of cool t-shirts!! The lucky winner was Matthew Smith from Norwich.
13. APRIL 2018
We’re on the move…. again, hopefully for the last time! This time into our purpose built new headquarters. Truffle Towers V3.0 will once again be three times the size Truffle Towers V2.0 and feature very cool ‘break out’ areas and even a retro gaming zone… We can’t bloomin’ wait!
AND FINALLY…
Of course, none of this would have been possible without each and every one of you lovely lot who placed and order, sent us a tweet or even just checked out our site. We love what we do and for as long as you guys do to, we’ll be here giving you the best selection of classic clothing and accessories as possible. Huuuuge thank you everyone!
If you want a little more insight into TruffleShuffle and all the lovely folk that work here why not pop the kettle on, get comfy and enjoy the video we made to celebrate our 10th Anniversary.
See you in another 13 years!
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HEY YOU GUYS!! It's our Birthday.
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HEY YOU GUYS! 80s cult classic, The Goonies, a story about a band of pre-teens who live in the “Goon Docks” neighbourhood of Astoria, Oregon attempt to save their homes from demolition, and in doing so, discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willie, a legendary 17th-century pirate turns 29 today!!!

To celebrate such an important birthday in TruffleShuffle’s calendar we wanted to bring some Goonies-love to the blog. But since we’ve already shown you how to do the TruffleShuffle and discussed 5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Goonies, I thought (with a Goonies sequel in the pipeline) we’d catch up with the some of the stars…. Come with us as we investigate what became of the cast of the 1985′s The Goonies.

Sean Astin – Michael ‘Mikey’ Walsh
Sean Astin played the adventurous Mikey, who led the gang on their hunt for One-Eyed Willie’s treasure, and his experience of quests stood him in good stead for his highest profile post-Goonies role, as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings. As well as Hobbiting it up, Sean nabbed himself an Oscar nomination with his wife for their short film Kangaroo Court (1994), starred in 24, as well as other hit TV shows including My Name Is Earl and most recently became the voice for Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Josh Brolin – Brandon ‘Brand’ Walsh
Josh’s acting debut was as Mikey’s muscle-bound older brother Brand, who had one eye on the dumbbells and the other on Andy. You may be surprised to hear his career stalled following the release of his second film Thrashin’, due to a (self-confessed) ‘horrendous’ performance. These days, Josh is a highly garlanded leading man, having amassed an impressive CV, working alongside some of the finest film-makers in the business. Brolin’s rollercoaster career touches the cinematic highs of No Country for Old Men, True Grit, and Milk, for which he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 2008, yet he can scrape the cultural barrel with the truly awful Gangster Squad. This year still looks promising for Brolin with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For currently in post-production and a number of other projects in the pipeline.

Jeff Cohen – Chunk
Jeff Cohen arrived on the set as someone with an established acting pedigree and The Goonies made him a star. Despite this, Cohen shunned the limelight and has not acted since 1991. Instead he turned his attention to the practice of law. He’s slimmed down too, having had a stint as a mascot of sorts for his college football team, performing his famous shuffle from the side-lines. In 1996, Cohen graduated from the University of California, where he became President of the Associated Students under the slogan “Chunk for President.” He went on to study at the UCLA School of Law and became an entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles, before co-founding the Cohen & Garner firm in 2002. He truly truffle shuffled his way to the top.

Kerri Green – Andrea ‘Andy’ Carmichael
Whilst Andy might have had looks and popularity she also proved herself a very capable adventurer, and a reasonably tasty pianist. But post-Goonies, Kerri’s not been one for the limelight, and after a featuring opposite Charlie Sheen in the film Three for the Road, she decided to give acting a break and go to college. As a result, she did not appear on our screens again until the 1993. Since then, she has co-founded a production company and made occasional cameos on TV shows.

Martha Plimpton – Stephanie ‘Stef’ Steinbrenner
Martha began her career aged 10, when she appeared in Rollover and a string of Calvin Klein adverts. Martha was the feisty and smart Stef, whose hilarious bantering with Mouth was a constant source of entertainment. Following the success of The Goonies, Plimpton was twice cast alongside River Phoenix in The Mosquito Coast and Running on Empty. She has since become a staple of the Broadway circuit. She currently appears in the US TV series Raising Hope. She also donates her time and efforts to the ’52nd Street Project’ which aims to match inner-city children with professional theatre artists to create their own plays.

Corey Feldman – Mouth
Having begun his career aged three in a McDonald’s advert; Feldman has featured in more than 80 feature films. Corey was fast-talking Mouth whose way with words was a blessing and a curse. Corey himself became one of 1980s Hollywood’s hottest properties when apart from The Goonies, he also featured in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Gremlins, Stand by Me and Lost Boys before establishing a double act with fellow Corey, the tragic Corey Haim. The pair starred in License to Drive amongst other things. In recent years, Feldman has been prolific in more undesirable ways. Seemingly filling Charlie Sheen’s shoes for the title of ‘Oddest Celebrity’, Feldman’s insane birthday parties have entered urban legend. He is now the lead singer for the ska band ‘Truth Movement’ and was a contestant on the 2012 series of Dancing on Ice.

Jonathan Ke Quan – Richard ‘Data’ Wang
Perhaps best remembered as Data or the child sidekick of Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Jonathan Ke Quan (born Ke Huy-Quan) featured in a number of little known films up until 2002. Since then, Jonathan has worked as a stunt choreographer on films such as X-Men and ‘The One’ starring Jet Li.

John Matuuszk – Lotney ‘Sloth’ Fratelli
John was the deformed giant Sloth, whose ill treatment at the hands of Ma Fratelli meant he was an unforgettable monster who befriends ‘Chunk’ and comes to the timely rescue of the rest of the Goonies when they are forced to walk the plank. John himself was a former major American football player and twice winner of the SuperBowl that went on to rack up a wide range of roles in some of the biggest shows of the 80s, including Cheers, The A Team, Miami Vice and M*A*S*H. Tragically, John died aged just 38 in 1989, with a combination of pneumonia and heart failure brought on by a prescription drug overdose.

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We can hardly believe it!

A staggering ten years ago today we decided to put our unhealthy internet addiction to good use and registered a strange domain name, TruffleShuffle.co.uk. A decade later, we have sold 1,838,264+ t-shirts and still going strong! None of this would be possible without our amazing fans and customers – YOU!

To say a huuuge thank you to everyone and to celebrate our big 1-0, here’s 10% off everything for one day only!

Look how far we’ve come! Back in 2004 TruffleShuffle was being run from a flat, working away late into the night to ship out as many orders as possible, all the while looking for more and even cooler retro designs from our childhood to sell….
Now we have a 7,000 square foot warehouse with a 13 strong team or TruffleShufflers working away to find, photograph, pick and pack your orders and of course answering any questions you might have. As well as keeping up the fun factor :)

We have the best job in the world and would just like to say a huuuuuge THANK YOU to everyone who has shopped with us, followed our pages and even just popped by to have a browse on our store. We love you all!

Happy shopping everyone and here’s to another 10 years!

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Hehe, this is funny…

Happy Birthday Saved By the Bell, 24 years old today (from the first episode in 1989)! Let’s all have a boogie in it’s honour!

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