Labyrinth

Not long to go to find that PERFECT gift for your loved (or to be loved) companion!
Well fear not! Here is a handy run down of some selected top notch gifts for the super special him or her in your life. These are guaranteed winners we assure you.

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Valentine’s Gifts For Him

If your chap makes your heart go POW POW POW, why not super-ise him with this edgy Batman Graffiti Tee (Shhh it’s only £9.99 too – you can’t put a price on love, ahem…)

If your guy keeps his pecs in tip top condition and the gym is his go to hangout on a Friday night, our best-selling Mr Protein Shake Mug is THE gift we just know he’ll love!

Re-claim the power and appeal to the 80′s child with this magnificently nostalgic He-Man T-Shirt.

Valentine’s Gifts For Her
For all those pampered princesses or gals with attitude, this intense Harley Quinn Daddy’s Lil Monster Tee (Designed to look just like the one worn by Margot Robbie in the Suicide Squad Movie) is a natural winner!

Why not warm her heart with this Ello, Come Inside For A Cup Of Tea Mug exclusively available at yours truly – TruffleShuffle.com! A must have for any Labyrinth fan.

Give your perfect pal the gift of dreamy loveliness with this scrumptious Care Bears Vintage Tee and wait for the big snuggly bear hugs to follow.

Whatever your big day brings, we all hope you have a fantastic day with your special someone or besties!

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Try saying that in a hurry…

So! 2016 was a bit of a mixed bag of events – okay so it MIGHT have sucked at times – but plenty of you lovely lot decided to bring cheer to the year by snapping up a tee or two from TruffleShuffle (and boy, did we all need some positivity right?!)

So what were people buying you cry?? Read on to find out which tees you lot thought were the bees knees and maybe get a little wardrobe inspo for 2017. New year, new T-Shirt, right?? (we’re sure that’s the right saying…). Let’s go!

Men’s Red Batman Graffiti Logo T-Shirt

This quirky take on the iconic Batman logo has been a TruffleShuffle staple for years – and with the look and feel of a real vintage find, it’s no wonder!

Men’s Mr Grumpy I Had Fun Once T-Shirt

Just MADE for those who prefer life on the sulky side, we’re not surprised Mr Grumpy is so popular (and with a year like 2016, we were with him more than ever!)

Women’s White You Remind Me Of The Babe Bowie Labyrinth T-Shirt

After the sad loss of the legend himself, celebrating Bowie’s amazing appearance as Jareth the Goblin King in completely cult film Labyrinth was a must-do in 2016. This cool, classic black and white tee fitted the bill perfectly.

Men’s Black Stormtrooper And Darth Vader Selfie Star Wars T-Shirt from Chunk

The selfie was still going strong in 2016 as proven by two unlikely guys on this super-cool tee by London label Chunk Clothing. And with the release of Rogue One, with lots more movies to come, it’s still an out-of-this-world buy. Say ‘Dark Siiiiiiide’!

Women’s White Fleetwood Mac Rumours T-Shirt from Amplified

This incredible record just gets better with age! With hits like Go Your Own Way and Dreams – not to mention the explosive, sensational relationships within the band – tons of you celebrated one of the best-selling albums of all time, Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

Men’s Black Fast N’ Loud Gas Monkey Garage Logo T-Shirt

As the awesome US motor makeover show Fast N Loud went mega in 2016, people wanted a piece of its slick southern style. This classic logo tee was just the thing to inject some serious grease power into any fan’s wardrobe!

Men’s Black ThunderCats Logo T-Shirt

ThunderCats were always on the move back in the 80s… as was this super-cool (and some might say meowvellous…) tee in 2016, as loads of you decided to pay homage to the fierce feline fighters.

Women’s Daddy’s Lil Monster Suicide Squad Varsity T-Shirt

HOW good was Margot Robbie’s star turn in last summer’s much-anticipated Suicide Squad?! This super-cool varsity tee was snapped up by lots of style conscious ladies looking to channel the mischievous Harley Quinn. Suuuuper popular and super cool.

Men’s Old School Gamer T-Shirt

Yeah, there might be some seriously swish gaming gear about now – but we think you just can’t beat the classics, from the Gameboy to the NES zapper. It seems that lots of you agreed in 2016, with this Old School Gamer tee flying off the shelves!

Men’s Distressed DC Comics Flash Logo T-Shirt

The speedster of DC Comics is always in style! With his famous super-speed and superhuman reflexes, it’s no surprise that so many of us wanted to pay homage in this classic tee (and hopefully pick up some useful skills at the same time!)

So there you have them peeps! Fancy seeing all these and our complete collection of funky tshirts? Go check them out on our site.

What were YOUR favourite TruffleShuffle designs of 2016? Shout them out in the comments below.

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Wall art is a really simple and easy way to spruce up any room and we’ve got a very cool selection that can give your home a stylish and retro touch, you’ll be the envy of every visitor!

Whether you’re a movie buff, retro gamer or music lover we’ve got all bases covered with fab original art for such retro icons as Labyrinth, Back to the Future, Marvel Comics, Sega, David Bowie, Roald Dahl, Coca-Cola and sooooo much more! Whatever your taste, there’s definitely something for everyone at a range of prices that really won’t break the bank! Let’s take a look…

We’re particularly proud of our Harry Potter art collection with a range of magical framed prints featuring the likes of Sirius Black, Bellatrix, Lucius and of course Harry himself.  We also have a Hogwarts crest for those of you wishing to be a wizard in training!

And below are a few of my favourite movie prints that I’m planning to adorn my walls with, let us know which prints would look perfect in your home!

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Making us feel waaaaay older then we’d like to think we are, can you believe that 2016 marks 30 years since the amazing Labyrinth first entered our lives and turned our world! Directed by The Muppets creator Jim Henson and produced by George Lucas, the 1986 fantasy film is pretty much the definition of cult classic – and boy, do we have a treat for you to celebrate this magnificent 80′s movie!

As if we didn’t spoil you enough with our huge range of exclusive Labyrinth merchandise all available exclusively at TruffleShuffle (sneak peek below!), it’s time to listen up you precious things because we’re giving away some aMAZEing prices.

The Prize

Up for grabs we have a whopping FIVE copies of the Labyrinth 30th Anniversary 2 Disc Steelbook worth a cool £29.99 each!

Set to be released this Monday, inside you’ll find two copies of the film, one in stunning Blu Ray and another in 4K Ultra HD greatness so you can enjoy the Bowie magic in more detail than ever before.

Plus, it also comes complete with ALL NEW SPECIAL FEATURES!

•    “Reordering Time: Looking Back at Labyrinth” – Jennifer Connelly and the Henson Family reflect on this classic film, 30 years later – recounting their experiences, the groundbreaking nature of the puppetry and the enduring legacy of the film.
•    “The Henson Legacy” – celebrate Jim Henson’s lasting imprint on the world of filmmaking, puppetry, and above all, imagination as his family discusses his work and takes us behind the scenes at the “Centre of Puppetry Arts”, which features The Jim Henson Collection and over 100 puppets from Labyrinth
•    “Remembering the Goblin King” – Remembering David Bowie with co-star Jennifer Connelly, and Jim Henson’s children Brian Henson and Cheryl Henson
•    Labyrinth Anniversary Q&A – Hosted by Mythbuster’s Adam Savage with participants Brian Henson, David Goelz and Karen Prell and surprise guest Sharl Weiser
•    Theatrical Trailer
•    The Storytellers: Picture-in-Picture Track
•    Commentary by Conceptual Designer Brian Froud
•    Making-Of Documentary “Inside the Labyrinth”
•    “Journey Through the Labyrinth: Kingdom of Characters & The Quest for Goblin City” featurette

Such a great prize or perhaps a gift for any Labyrinth fan right?

How To Enter

To enter, simply follow the directions below within the brilliant Gleam entry system. This system allows you to enter a few different ways like….checking out our Facebook page, sending a tweet, commenting on our blog, checking out our Instagram and more!

*Hint* The more ways you enter, the more chances you have of winning – just like tickets out of a hat.

5 x Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Edition Steelbooks

How long do I have?

This magical giveaway  closes midnight on Sunday 18th September so get entering fast peeps!

How will the winners be chosen?

Well…. totally at random! Keeping it all as fair as possible, the magical Gleam system will dive into all the entries (remember, you can enter more than once) and pluck out our five lucky winners at random. Simple as that! We will then share this on our social pages and get in touch with the lucky winner directly too just to be sure.

So that’s it Labyrinth fans! Get your entries in now and help us celebrate the 30th anniversary of this beloved fantasy classic from visionary filmmaker Jim Henson!

T+C’s
Only five winners 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.
Prizes will be posted ASAP, however may take up to two weeks to arrive.
The set is Region B/2 and for playback in 4k with HDR, you will need a 4K UHD TV with HDR, Ultra HD Blu-ray player and a High speed HDMI 2.0A cable
Winners decision is final.

Good luck!

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It’s Labyrinth’s 30th birthday and time to rejoice like the legendary David Bowie here!

Can you believe it? The fantasy cult classic that entranced us with its magical maze, wonderfully wacky puppets, ultra-80s soundtrack and the legendary David Bowie in *ahem* those tights (but more on him later) first graced the big screen all the way back in 1986 and it is still one of those precious films that stir up warm and fuzzy feelings of nostalgia. Here at TruffleTowers we may be a little older, a lot greyer and a whole heap wiser (ish), but we still love it – hey, maybe even more than back in the day! – so we felt it was only right to reflect on what makes this movie so magnificent.

So, without further ado, here are our 5 reasons why Labyrinth is still AH-mazing, 30 years on

David Bowie’s majestic presence…

Need we say more? Probably not, but we’re going to anyway. The hair. Those tights. That juggling ability (okay, it wasn’t actually him but we reckon he can pull it off with panache). Some SERIOUS swagger. Watching Labyrinth, we fear Bowie, but love him too (obvs) as he brings that unmistakable charisma to the role of Jareth the Goblin King. Who else could steal a baby, make a teenage girl tackle death defying traps (not to mention risk smelling hideous for all time!), attempt to possess her forever and STILL win us over? There were whispers that Prince, Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson were considered for the role in the early stages of production but we think it’s impossible to imagine anyone else doing it quite like Bowie.

It teaches us about the magic of friendship…

There’s no way our heroine Sarah would have made it through the Labyrinth without a little help from her friends… the bravest fox there ever was, Sir Didymus; gentle giant Ludo and even warm and welcoming Worm (okay, he sent Sarah the wrong way but he meant well, didn’t he?). Sarah helps her companions, too – our hearts twinge when she rescues lovely Ludo and we love her sweet bond with Hoggle, who Sarah encourages to overcome his cowardly nature and put their blossoming friendship ahead of his loyalty to evil Jareth. And that’s the beauty of friendship, right? Giving others a chance and helping people – particularly in a world chock full of ghastly Goblins, traps at every turn and where a glam-rock Goblin King wants to transform your baby brother into a troll. *Gulp*

Should you need some of these lovable characters that Sarah encounters in your own life/wardrobe, head right on over to our cute Labyrinth clothing, for tees, tops and gifts featuring Worm, Ludo and the whole gang!

It’s the ultimate Jim Henson nostalgia fest…

With childhoods whiled away watching The Muppets, Fraggle Rock and Sesame Street, Jim Henson holds a very special place in the hearts of any 80s kid (or 60s, 70s, and 90s for that matter!). Whether cute, quirky or just a little bit creepy, Jim Henson was THE master of making the most endearing, unforgettable characters, and Labyrinth’s fabulously fun fantasy land of goblins, creatures and marvellous monsters was no exception. Fun fact: In Labyrinth, Baby Toby was played by Toby Froud, son of conceptual designer Brian Froud who worked on Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, another amazing cult Henson film – and he was clearly taken with Henson’s magical puppetry at a young age as he eventually became a puppet designer and even worked at the Muppet Workshop in New York! No-one creates an inspiring, magical world quite like Jim for kids (and big kids!) alike.

The seriously 80s-tastic soundtrack…

As purveyors of all things 80s, it’s no surprise we’re ginormous fans of Labyrinth’s gloriously retro soundtrack! From moody moments like Within You to ballad As The World Falls Down, the biggest tune of all is of course Magic Dance! The super-impressive Magic Dance scene consisted of over 48 puppets, 52 puppeteers and eight people in goblin costumes (perhaps most impressively of all, Bowie was the voice behind the gurgling baby effect in the song (was there any end to this man’s talents?!). You’ll truly be the babe with the power in our wicked You Remind Me of The Babe T-Shirt, which proudly flaunts a black and white pic of Bowie in all his goblin-dancing glory – perfect for a magic dance of your own! All together now: “You remind me of the babe…”

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It reminds us that money doesn’t equal success…

Hard though it may be to believe, Labyrinth was a box office failure on its release. But it quickly gained a cult following and was well on the way to becoming the oddball classic it is now. Jim Henson was reportedly devastated when Labyrinth wasn’t commercially successful, but his son has since said his father was so happy to see it achieve cult status before he died. There are tons of box office smash hits that aren’t loved anywhere near as much as Labyrinth is today – the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball in LA, heaps of outdoor film screenings and amazing fancy dress are testament to the ongoing love for this absolutely 80s classic.

So, that’s all folks! All that’s left for you to do now is don your best Sarah-style peasant blouse or over-sized blonde wig and tight trousers a la Bowie, blast out ‘Magic Dance’ and leap around like a loon. Just us? Okay then…

So what do you guys love the most about this retro classic? The action? The songs or just the nostalgia of it all? Let us know below.

(Psst! Make sure you keep your peepers peeled for some AWESOME new Labyrinth goodies coming your way soon – did someone say Labyrinth board game?!)

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