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Happy Video Games Day everyone!!  Whether you’re a fan of Nintendo, PlayStation, X-Box, Sega, mobile gaming or even retro classics like Atari or the Commodore, today is the day to shut those curtains tight, stock up on snacks and game the day away!

In celebration I’m going to list the favourite gaming moments I’ve had throughout my life and would love to hear some of your own!

This is where it all started, my first ever video game on the NES!  A truly iconic game that has stood the test of time, I’ll never forget discovering the Mushroom Kingdom for the first time.  Mario is still going strong too, every one of his games is almost guaranteed to be an exciting play!

The very first Pokemon game on the Game Boy!  Everyone had their own favourite starter (mine was Squirtle) and who can forget catching their very first Pikachu!?  There were 151 to catch in this first game (did anyone manage to get a Mew?) which seems like a tiny amount compared to the 800+ there are now!

ROUND ONE, FIGHT! My first introduction to Street Fighter was with the second game on the SNES, with only eight characters to choose from it was easy to try them all out and find your favourite, Chun-Li FTW!

The very first Mario Kart!  One of my all time favourite series, from humble beginnings on the SNES we are now up to our eighth instalment with a deluxe re-release on the Nintendo Switch which I think is the best in the series.

“Kick! Punch! It’s all in the mind” I was obsessed with this quirky PlayStation game when it first came out and have fond memories of free-style rapping over every song (usually messing it all up!)

Being a huge fan of Japanese RPGs, Final Fantasy VII came along and blew me away!  A huge expansive story and world to explore that I probably sunk 80+ hours into and probably my favourite selection of characters from the Final Fantasy world.  A remake is due to hit the PS4 in the next year or so and I can’t wait to play it again with updated graphics!

Bringing us bang up to date is the brand new Legend of Zelda game on the Nintendo Switch, possibly the finest game of the whole series (although I’ll always hold a candle to Link’s Awakening on the Game Boy!) it’s a perfect example of how exciting video games can be!

If all this talk of gaming has got your trigger finger itching for some goodies it would be well worth checking out our selection of Gamer Clothing and Gamer TShirts as well as some of the other assorted giftware we have.  We’ve got a great selection and I’ll include some of my favourites below.  Enjoy Video Games Day everyone!!

Men's Old School Gamer T-Shirt

Pokemon Pikachu Crew Socks

Nintendo Super Mario Brothers Question Block Light

Men's Off White Street Fighter II Ryu T-Shirt

Nintendo Super Mario Brothers Set of 20 Coasters

The Legend of Zelda Boss Key Door Mat

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It’s PUMPKIN TIME again every one! Just like many fellow Halloween addicts out there, this week everyone here at TruffleTowers have been busy bees thinking up and creating our very own Pumpkin creations ready to show off to you lovely lot.

We’ve had such a blast getting stuck into these amazing creations, each with their very own retro inspired theme because….well we are TruffeShuffle after all!

Check out all our amazing designs….

so there you have them folks! Which is your favourte? What cool designs have you created this year? Let us know and let us see by commenting below, tweeting on @truffleshuffle_ or getting in touch via Facebook.

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Calling all you coffee fans! Or well….actually even if like us you just like all things retro! During our recent online adventures through cyber space, we’ve spotted some pretty darn amazing retro designs that not only look amazing, but they look tasty too.

Stumbling across some of the coolest Latte designs we’ve ever seen, we thought we would pick out some of our very favourite and share them with you lot. We know, we spoil you!

So! Looking to stir up the hidden barista inside us all, check out some of these simply amazing retro inspired designs below.

So there you have them folks! Got any caffeine cravings? Are you creative with you coffee or have you seen some designs to rival these? Let us know by commenting below.

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As 80s kids, we spent much of our childhoods living through the weird and wonderful time that was the 90s. This was a strange, mysterious and generally colourful place where you could be wowed by even the simplest things like analogue controllers, 3D gaming and even split screen gaming!

Like most teenagers in the land then and now, gaming was a huge part of our social and anti-social lives. It passed the time during school holidays and weekends, it brought friends together aaaaand probably caused the odd sibling argument over who was hogging it the most. We’ve all been there.

Doing what we like to do best, we’ve been looking back on these good old days (are we really that old already?!) and thinking up some of our biggest memories from these pixel-tastic times. Check out some of our top retro gaming memories!
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1. When you console was one of the only things you could play music with…
Yep we’ve been there. When we first had a PS1 we were still rocking our old tape player. This might just be us being behind the times but for a lot of us, the trusty console was the newest and best thing ever and we used it for as much as we sure could.
2. Remembering passwords to get you to your current level…
Yep this might be a shock to many gamers out there but back in the day one way which consoles could get around the lack of any memory was to reveal passwords that would unlock levels. Simply enter the last password you had and you’d jump to your level….if you could remember it or find the scrap of paper you scribbled it down on.
3. Loosing the manual…
Now on the surface probably not a biggie right? But imagine you get stuck or can’t remember or figure out how to do something….with now trusty Google in your pocket or a trip to a laptop away. It’s a scary place to be people.
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4. Running out of space on your memory card!
Okay so this was a genuine problem! You had a load of games which you had spent far too many hours playing only to find that you would have a constant battle of sacrificing that precious game data to make space for your latest conquest. It was cruel and it’s something we will never get over.
5. Playing multiplayer meant sharing the same screen.
Now this might seem obvious and perhaps trivial, it it’s a game changer! You enemies would always see exactly where you were, what your were doing and how much life you had left. Cruel.
6. Playing on a huuuuge, heavy and hot telly.
HD? HDMI? LED? Resolution? We didn’t bother ourselves with such things as long as we had a telle and it worked. Well….we actually blew one up in a puff of smoke playing Command and Conquer for about 5 hours straight. RIP.
7. Renting games…
Yep, pretty much a retro as rending tapes from your local Blockbuster, games were also up for grabs for just a few pounds a week which meant you could enjoy a whole range of games without forking out a small fortune. BUT it also meant having to return games you had yet to complete.
8. Blowing on your cartridges to get them to magically work.
Times were simple. If your game wasn’t quite booting right or wasn’t doing anything at all. A quick and frantic spit filled blast would sort any problem you could think of.
9. Trying to shoot the dog on Duck Hunt..
Because he was the worst.
10. Having games cases that no matter now careful you were, where you put them or how often you played them would always crack…
So there you have them retro gamers! Can you relate to any of these? Know any more which feller gamers would totally get? Shout out your comments bellow.

Don’t forget to check out our huge range of Gaming merchandise including PlayStation T-Shirts, Nintendo gifts Mario T-Shirts, and so much more! See you there.

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One of the best things that a good Summer (or perhaps the odd day as the case may be!) brings along with it is of course getting to set your arms free and rocking some of your very favourite T-Shirts!

Nothing beats getting to proudly show off and style up your collection for all to see, all the while spreading the love for your favourite films, games, TV shows, cartoons and even classic brands. Bliss!

Rocking one of theeee most loved trends right now, we’ve managed to get our hands on some of the coolest and most retro Sublimation T-Shirts that are not only some of the best we’ve seen, but come packed with to the rafters with nostalgia feels. Take a peep at some of our latest designs and get your perfect look this Summer….

Super Mario Brothers Tropical Sublimation Print T-Shirt
Perfect for all you retro gamers! This tropical top features the popular Nintendo character Mario in a modern, funky design along with the iconic mushroom, coin, star and flower symbols.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Sublimation T-Shirt
How rad is this tee! Totally channeling the nineties, it’s a real nostalgia trip, featuring the TMNT’s in a groovy all over print!
Garfield Sublimation Print T-Shirt
Garfield is one cool cat and with this awesome Retro Fred’s 90′s style tee you can be too!
Men’s SpongeBob Squarepants Sublimation T-Shirt
Inspired by those colourful prints from the nineties, this awesomely nostalgic tee is a great way to pay tribute to your childhood hero, SpongeBob Squarepants!
Snoopy Vortex Sublimation T-Shirt
Whoahhh, we are completely mesmerised by this Snoopy vortex tee featuring the pup in a funky black and white mind boggling print.
Fanta Sublimation T-Shirt
POP this little beauty in your basket and you will not be disappointed! This Retro Fred’s Fanta design features an oh so 90′s style all over print for some serious retro cool points!
Coca-Cola Mixtapes Sublimation T-Shirt
Gotta love a good old mix tape! This wonderful creation from Retro Fred’s features an array of colourful cassettes along with the classic Enjoy Coke logo.
White 90′s Vibes Coca-Cola Sublimation T-Shirt
We love the nineties feel of this awesome Coca-Cola design tee from Retro Fred’s. The perfect tee to POP on this Summer!
Men’s 90′s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Sublimation T-Shirt
How rad is this tee!? Totally channeling the nineties, it’s a real nostalgia trip, featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a groovy all over print!
Coca-Cola Testcard Sublimation Print T-Shirt
Things go better with Coke, even when the TV cuts out! This awesome t-shirt features a retro style all over print of the fuzzy testcard we all dreaded to see on the telly!
White Coca-Cola Retro 90′s All Over Sublimation T-Shirt
The perfect Summer tee! This fab retro Coca-Cola print is refreshingly good!
Men’s SpongeBob Squarepants And Patrick Sublimation T-Shirt
This punchy pink number has a really authentic nineties look and is the perfect way to reminisce about your favourite cartoon pairing, SpongeBob and Patrick!
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So there you have em peeps! 12 magnificent ways to get some extra retro style into your lives. For all these and more, check out our complete range at TruffleShuffle.co.uk.

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Hi everyone!

Yep we’re back with another little look into the very latest snaps that all you amazing folks out there have been taking and tagging! As you know, we always love getting to see all you guys loving your latest goodies and it’s always great to see them go to a loving new home.

To celebrate everyone who has been busy uploading their latest TruffleShuffle purchases, we’re picked out just a few of our very favourite from over the last few weeks to share with everyone.

Check out some of these amazing snaps 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!

@anouskaanastasia

@notliznichols

Ladies White Coca-Cola Logo T-Shirt Ladies World Famous Signpost T-Shirt

@hanleymarlee

@jjjulien

Ladies Goonies Chunk Do The Truffle Shuffle Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt Men’s Classic He-Man T-Shirt

@gavlar03

@stephsmith87

Doctor Who Duvet Disney Couture Bangles

@xleptodactylous

Docto

@gemmafinkill

Monty Python T-Shirt Ladies Top Gun Charlie T-Shirt

@karlandrewguerrero

@jess100415

Superman T-Shirt & The Flash T-Shirt Ladies Mean Girls You Go Glen Coco Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt

@abbeyturpie

@xxkazziexx

Ladies Iron Man Chains T-Shirt Ladies Harry Potter Wizard In Training T-Shirt

@aimee_jane90

@becca.dev

Ladies Mean Girls Boo You Wh*re Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt Ladies Coca-Cola Logo T-Shirt

@tuesdayxblues

@georgiew324

Star Wars R2-D2 And C-3PO Set Of 2 Glasses & Boxed Classic Disney Film Poster Set Of 4 Coasters Round The Twist Theme Tune T-Shirt

@steeviel1977

@gemmafinkill

Men’s Blue Nintendo Mario Polo Shirt Ladies Back to the Future Enchantment Under The Sea T-Shirt

@mattmooh

@meganjanelillie

Kids Blue Superbaby Superman Logo Sleepsuit Ladies You Can’t Sit With Us Mean Girls Slogan Vest

@gingersnaps5891

@babyamyyy

Ladies Black Marvel Comics Iron Man Obey T-Shirt Ladies Care Bears Only Way To See A Rainbow Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt

@deaddsouls

@maddie_bruce

Ladies Charcoal Led Zeppelin USA 1977 T-Shirt Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Speckled Rolled Sleeve Cropped T-Shirt

@agikproductions

@norcalprincess

Ladies Charcoal Harry Potter Slytherin Team Quidditch T-Shirt Gold Plated Simba Outline Lion King Ring
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 out profile @truffleshufflecom so we can’t miss it. :)

See you next time

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