Pac-Man

Sad news all you retro gamers out there. Masaya Nakamura, the founder of Namco and the man known as the “Father of Pac-Man,” has sadly died at the age of 91.

Nakamura founded Namco waaaay back in 1955 when they originally ran children’s rides with two mechanical horses on the roof of a department store.

The soon to be gaming icon later expanded into the world of arcade games in the 1970s with Gee Bee and Galaxian in 1978 and 1979. However, it was Pac-Man, released in 1980, that came to define his legacy, going on to become a fixture in popular culture and a household name.

The idea for the game, came from the image of a pizza with a slice carved out and Nakamura reportedly chose the word “Pac” to represent the munching of the Pac-Man devouring its prey.

Launched at a time when there were few rival games, such as Space Invaders, Nakamura was one of the people credited with launching the Japanese videogame industry. In addition to retro icon Pac-Man, Namco also released other arcade classics like Dig Dug, Pole Position, and, of course, Ms. Pac-Man.

In 2008, Guinness World Records named it the world’s most successful coin-operated arcade game. It is estimated to have been played more than 10 billion times. Pretty sure we’re responsible for a large chunk of that!

Nakamura sadly died on January 22 which was confirmed by Namco. He will be greatly missed and his mark on the world left behind if truly profound.

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It’s true folks! Winter Wedding season is coming! A wonderful time full of fantastic venues, food, friends, family, partying and the odd sore head (you know who you are), the beginning of Summer sees the arrival of many long-awaited events which have taken more time and planning than most full scale military operations.

Of course part of celebrating with your nearest and dearest on their special day is getting to dress up and look your very best. Something which we’re always more than happy to help you with in our own little way.

So! Giving you beautiful guys and gals out there a little sneak peek at some of our favourite items which we think just could complete your look, check out Our Top 10 Goodies You Need To Smash This Year’s Wedding Season

Retro Gamer Cufflinks

It’s all fun and games at your next wedding reception with this totally cool pair of gamer cufflinks! Featuring an iconic gaming design, these are bound to get a smile from your fellow gamer lovers!

Pac-Man Suit with Tie….

What an a-MAZE-ing suit! Featuring the most cult and classic of all arcade games, Pac-Man in a jazzy statement design, this is sure to earn you some cool points on the dance floor and will sure be something people won’t forget on a special day.

DC Comics Photobooth Set

This DC Comics Photobooth Set is SUPER fun! Perfect for adding some extra POW to any Superhero lovers special day.

Retro Gaming Pixels Characters Belt

Up your ‘game’ in this awesome retro, gaming characters belt. A real gamers choice, this beauty will leave you and fellow guests totally pix-elated!

Star Wars Light Saber Tie Slide

This is a subtle yet VERY cool way to show their appreciation for once of the worlds greatest sci-fi phenomenon’s ever, Star Wars! The silver metal tie slide, comes in the form of the weapon of choice, the Light Saber and is presented in a funky box, making it the perfect addition to your wedding get up for sure.

Platinum Plated Simba Outline Lion King Necklace

A childhood classic for many of us, this super simple but super iconic Lion King Simba design is such a great way to keep it classy and keep it retro!

DC Comics Batman Logo Suit With Tie…

Just like Ross in friends, you too can wear Batman’s suit….just perhaps in a slightly more ‘out there’ different way. Covered in the iconic logo, this amazing suit comes with matching tie to really complete the look.

White Gold Plated Small Mickey Mouse Silhouette Stud Earrings

This super cute pair of White Gold Plated Mickey Mouse stud earrings are the perfect accessory for any Disney fan! Simple yet classy don’t you think?

Harry Potter Dobby The House Elf Watch

Let Dobby The House Elf assist you in your timekeeping on the big day with this delightful, official Harry Potter watch! Always good to know just how late the Bride really was huh!

Red And Gold Harry Potter Clutch Bag With Chain…

Add some wizardy glam to your special look with this magnificent clutch bag featuring the Gryffindor logo!

So! Whatever you wear and whatever embarrassing things go down on the big day, we all hope you have a blast and don’t forget to grab some cake!

For all these goodies and so much more, pop on over to TruffleShuffle.com to check out our huge range of Jewellery, Funky Suits, accessories and so much more. See you there!

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Well….it’s back! Here for another sugar filled year, Pancake Day or Shrove (food in your face) Tuesday as we like to call it is possibly one of our perfect days of the year. We flippin’ love it!
It’s hard not to love a day when it’s practically a crime punishable by death not to bust out the scales and get mixing up some super sweet treats which you can really use to set your culinary creativity wild.

Will you go sweet? Will you go savoury? Or perhaps will you just eat so much it hurts…..the choice is yours.

To help get even the most bah pancake humbugy of people into the spirit of things this year and maybe inspire some top designs of your very own, we thought we would search around and pick out some of our top geeky and retro inspired pancakes that look good enough to eat…..because they really are! Take a peep!

Wowzers! Well all this talk of tasty treats has got us in a panic for our very own pancakes!

Looking to create your very own masterpieces? Check out our earlier Pancake recipe and guide blog post to create the ultimate pancakes HERE.

Enjoy!

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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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Atari, Nintendo, SEGA, PlayStation….big or small we love them all! Growing up, like many of the kids we knew we were totally in love with the latest video games.
Nothing was more exciting that button bashing Street Fighter, helping Mario save the Princess (or die trying at least), or perhaps even being chased around the screen by Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.

It wasn’t all about the latest graphics, the best in game physics, HUD, or even having the biggest free world to roam around in. Retro gaming was purely about raw fun which is what many of the classic gave us by the bucket load.

If like us, you’re heart belongs to some of the classic titles and characters from your childhood, not only do we want to virtually hi-five you, but we also think we’ve just some pretty cool goodies you’d just got to snap up.

To show you just what we’re talking about, we’ve popped together a list of our top Things Every Retro Gamer Needs In Their Life. Enjoy!

1. Men’s Blue Nintendo Mega Man Costume Hoodie
If fighting off evil robots with your trusty Mega Buster was your kind of fun, our awesome Mega Man Hoodie will be right up your street.
2. Men’s Black Nintendo Bowser Kanji T-Shirt
Ahh we hated this guy so much growing up! He was so tricky! Show some love for the ultimate baddy from the ultimate gamer series with this awesome Bower Tee.
3. PlayStation Set of 3 Pairs Of Socks
We can still remember getting out first PlayStation like is was yesterday! Why not re-live just a touch of that joy by getting your hands (or feet!) on these funky PlatStation socks!
4. USB Powered Colour Changing PAC-MAN Lamp.
Whether they were chasing after you or running away, Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde always added a bit of colour to proceedings. Add some of your very own with our fab new light!
5. Men’s Charcoal Marl Super Mario Brothers Nintendo T-Shirt
Can’t decide on your favourite Mario character? Why not rock them all with this seriously cool Nintendo T-Shirt.
6. Pac-Man Belt
The ultimate in retro accessories for any gamer! Watch Pac-Man much up the ghosts every day with our fab belt!
7. Men’s White Classically Trained T-Shirt
Fancy new technology? 3D graphics? More gigabytes than Quagmire? Times change but real gamers started with the classics.
8. Ladies Sonic and Tails Title Screen Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt
If you’re more of a SEGA kind of gamer, they don’t come much cooler than Sonic and Tails!
9. Sonic The Hedgehog Set of 3 Pairs Of Socks
Don’t stumble like Tails, strut like Sonic! With these Sonic the Hedgehog socks you’ll definitely be the head of the gang.
10. Mega Drive Console Notebook
Take notes or store your cheat codes in style with this funky Mega Drive notebook!
11. Men’s Black Classic Space Invaders Game T-Shirt
Show some love for one of the daddies or retro gaming with our alien busting Space Invaders T-Shirt!
12. Nintendo Gamer Controller Backpack
The classic NES controller is a real design classic and such a gaming icon. Show some love and keep this legend alive with our funky backpacks!
13. Tetris Light
Every time we see this we can still hear that classic music! Create your very own lights with this awesome Tetris set!
14. Nintendo Super Mario Brothers Multi-Colour Fleece Blanket
Snuggle up with Mario and his bro Luigi and add some extra retro cool to your home in one swoop with this awesome blanket.
15. Framed Nintendo Mario Face Mirror
Mama Mia! Boy, do we have a treat for you! If you’re a fan of the (incredibly) Super Mario Brothers, then this awesome, but subtle nod of appreciation is the best way to show some love for the mighty duo!
16. Retro Gamer Ghosts Backpack
Add a splash of colour and gamer cool to any outfit with this snazzy Pac-Man backpack!
17. EXCLUSIVE Unisex All Over Print Sonic The Hedgehog T-Shirt
Love Sonic? Get ‘all over’ this exclusive tee! Featuring Sonic, Tails, Doctor Eggman (Robotnik), and Knuckles, this is a great find for any fan.
18. Tetris Notebook
Sometimes the simplest of games are the very best. Tetris pretty much champions this idea which is why is is possible one of the most iconic games ever. Swap your gameboy for this funky notepad and make a splash at school, in the office or just with friends.
19. PlayStation Shaped Bi-Fold Wallet
Get the world’s top selling console in the very pocked with our amazing PlayStation wallet! Great way to store your credits.
20. Street Fighter LED Torch With Sound Keychain
This awesome keychain features the popular Street Fighter character Ryu. Press his chest and a super bright LED light will be activated whilst he shouts Hadoken! at the same time. Too much cool!
21. Men’s White Paper Scissors Stone Alex Kidd Sega T-Shirt
Celebrate the nail-biting end to each level of the cult classic, Alex Kidd with this funky Tee!
Pheeew! So there you have them folks! Hopefully we’ve sent your on a weird and wonderful trip back down retro gaming memory lane.

Don’t forget to check out all of these classic goodies and so much more in our full range of gamer merchandise at TruffleShuffle.com.

So what are your biggest retro video game memories? Let us know by popping a comment below.

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Doctor Who!

Calling all you Dr fans everywhere! We’ve been working hard, searching high and low and even traveling through space and time itself to get our hands on even more amazing Doctor Who T-Shirts featuring some of the coolest designs we’ve ever seen!

With Doctor Who being such a global hit, there really has never been a better time to get stuck into some iconic TARDIS action and start showing off your love for one of the most eccentric sci-fi characters ever!

Luckily, there has also never been such an amazing range of official Dr Who Merchandise available at TruffleShuffle until now which is why we couldn’t resist popping a few up on our blog for all to see.

Take a peep at some of our latest designs below and pick up the perfect design, style and colour for you from only £15.99….

Doctor Who TARDIS T-Shirt Sonic Screwdriver Doctor Who T-Shirt
TARDIS Hang Doctor Who T-Shirt Doctor Who Pac-Man T-Shirt
Doctor Who Patterned Daleks And TARDIS Logo T-Shirt Dalek Graffiti Doctor Who T-Shirt
Return Of The Daleks Doctor Who T-Shirt Doctor Who Shirt Tie And Braces T-Shirt
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For aaaallllllll of these and so much more including Dr Who mugs, Dr Who Duvets, Dr Who bags to name just a few, head on over to TruffleShuffle.co.uk today and get FREE delivery when you spend £40 or more!

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