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Need a distraction from the stresses of your working week? Want to take a trip back to a simpler times? Well, Sega has made #throwbackthursday…. everyday!! Sega have added the official soundtracks to some of your childhood favourites to its official Spotify channel. You heard it!
Sonic the Hedgehog - Green Hill Zone Act 1
It’s now released nearly 20 classic soundtracks from the ’80s and ’90s onto streaming site Spotify, including OutRun, Virtua Fighter, Super Hang-On, Alex Kidd as well as Sonic the Hedgehog. This playlist hasn’t just filled our office with chiptune joy, it has created a fun guessing game for the secret Sega fans in our office. Could you recognize the music from Sonic’s Green Hill Zone? Or recognize the soundtrack to Alex Kidd swimming? We can now… Give it a try, you may surprise yourself!!
Alex Kidd Swimming Level
There are loads of albums to choose from and all are begging your inner child to give them a listen.
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It’s soooooo nearly that time folks! With just over a week to go until the big day, we’re sure there are plenty of other out there who, just like us, are still in the mix of all their Christmas shopping.
Whether it’s looking for something special for that auntie you rarely see, or perhaps picking up something for the in-laws that you’ve been putting off, grabbing those last minute gifts is never fun but doesn’t have to be a stress OR result in settling for something you would feel bad giving to the dog to play with.
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With a simply mahooosive range of funky gifts to suit even the most tricky of customers, we’re sure you’ll be able to get that Christmas stocking full fit to burst ready for the special morning.
To help inspire you, we’ve put together a few ideas for great stocking fillers or little treats for someone special this year. Enjoy!
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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.

Thanks!

xoxo

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Hi guys! With everyone getting their hands on lots of exciting new goodies over Christmas and now in the big sales, it seems the people of social network Instagram has been going all out and posting all their fab new goodies for the world to see, and who can blame them!?

As you know, we really love our products and our customers, so getting to see lots of our very own items in the hands of their new owners is just about as good as it gets for us!

We’re always hoping you guys are loving your latest item and there are so many way for you to get back in touch with us to let us know just what you think including Twitter, Facebook and of course Instagram!

So! With so many amazing pictures coming our way, we always like to take some time going through them and picking out some of our favourites for the rest of the world to see and to of course say a massive thank you to everyone who takes the time to pick up their phones and get snapping.

Take a look below at some of our most recent mentions and tags…..

sgriffy818

monica_moonpie_

Harry Potter Charms Ladies Charcoal Classic Beatles Logo T-Shirt

leah_miff

mikebeardly

Ladies Chunk Truffle Shuffle Photo Print Goonies Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt Black Inside Print Sonic The Hedgehog Wallet In Tin

annakimberley41021

miss_rory_bella

Ladies Clueless Ugh As If! Sweater Care Bears T-Shirt

courtneylarcombe

dellie_matt

Ladies Breaking Bad T-Shirt Ladies Mr Bean Cool Beans T-Shirt

worwalikescats

laurenmcfadyen

Ladies Star Paws Parody T-Shirt Ladies Toy Story T-Shirt

courtneylarcombe

dgham89

Lots of Cool T-Shirts! Men’s Clueless Logo T-Shirt

shannencarrigan

sianh89

Harry Potter Charms Ladies Back to the Future Enchantment Under The Sea T-Shirt

xxmrschaddertonxx

laufieldy

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Merchandise Mean Girls T-Shirt

bethbluebell

twinklestahh

Fleece Star Wars Jedi Outfit Dressing Gown Ladies Glitter My Little Pony Leave a Little Sparkle Sweater
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We’d just like to say another huuuuge thank you to everyone who has been sharing their snaps with us. We really appreciate everyone who takes the time to show us and the rest of the world just what they’ve been grabbing and how they’ve styled it.

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 #truffleshuffle or #truffleshufflecom and you can always tag us using out profile @truffleshufflecom so we can’t miss it. :)

See you next time

xoxo

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Hello Internet explorers!

Just like many of you out there we’re simply HOOKED on the top social app Instagram! Getting to see all the amazing things our lovely friends are up to as well as taking a peep at some simply stunning views, talents and of course a cheeky peep into some of our top celebs lives. What’s not to love!?

Not only do we get to see all these amazing things, we also get to see just where our cool tshirts and funky accessories end up thanks to some fab snaps from you lovely lot. Thank you!

To help even further spread the love, we’ve plucked out some of our favourite snaps from you guys so you can see what’s been going on and hopefully inspire you to also show off some of your retro items! Take a look at some TruffleShuffle fans….

clairesmith04

angelinabateman

Ladies Roald Dahl Believe In Magic Foil Print Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt Unisex Flamingo Repeat Print T-Shirt from Hero & Cape

clairesmith04

amyc993

You Can’t Sit With Us Mean Girls Slogan Vest Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Speckled Rolled Sleeve T-Shirt

staralfur1

laurenmcfadyen

Ladies Clueless Ugh As If! Sweater Honey Monster Sweater

rhollylawson

rhollylawson

pudddang

Ladies Care Bears Only Way To See A Rainbow Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt Mini Pink Shell I’m Really A Mermaid Necklace

unevenlemming

clairesmith04

clairesmith04

Mickey Mouse Silhouette Pendant Disney Necklace Ladies Boo You Wh*re Mean Girl Curved Hem Cropped Swing Vest

betheveratt

shelvesofwhimsy

Pikachu Face Costume T-Shirt Boxed Retro My Little Pony Mug

oliviaa_vk

rb8dinsdale

Ladies Grey Harry Potter Gryffindor Team Quidditch T-Shirt Ladies Grey Saved By The Bell Bayside Tigers Sweater

likeapeach

charleeemm

Ladies Buffy Sunnydale High T-Shirt Ladies Sonic and Tails Title Screen Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt

radiophonic1973

candyrazorblade

Double Doctor Who TARDIS Duvet Cover Set Jem And The Holograms Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend Band T-Shirt & Sesame Street Super Grover T-Shirt & Everything I Need To Know Dr Seuss T-Shirt
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We’d just like to say another huuuuge thank you to everyone who has been sharing their snaps with us. We really appreciate everyone who takes the time to show us and the rest of the world just what they’ve been grabbing and how they’ve styled it.

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

xoxo

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Such a little treat fr you here folks! Ever look back at old pictures, find something from the depths of the darkest cupboard, or even see something online that makes you just scream….Ahhh!! I remember that!?

Well! We’ve been busy collecting some amazing pictures that are just bursting with nostalgia goodness ready to show you guys and send the memories flooding back. If you were born in the 80s but grew up in the 90s like many of us here did, these should transport you back to the school playground or those long hot summers. Enjoy!

No party was truly complete with out PARTY RINGS!
Remember trying to work out what the big art attacks would be? Art Attack showed us we could all create something special with just a few little odds and ends from around the house and of course….more PVA glue than anyone would possibly own. Amazing!
Tucked away at the back or your school sports hall was a weird and wonderful mash or metal, wood and rope. It was only until everything was pulled into place and belted down that you saw the brilliance that was the climbing gym! Loved it!
Surely no packed lunch is complete without these little gems!
Now you certainly shouldn’t, but you (like us) played football in the street or…well…on any patch of grass that was big enough. this inevitably meant your ball would be stuck under the surrounding cars more than they went in the goal. Only one thing to do…..
Smoking on these badboys and looking just so cool ;)
Everyone had one of these little pocket pets! Needing more attention than any real life pet, these were so much fun until they does for no real reason leaving us devastated.
Hours and hours of fun to be had with a classic Scalextric set! collecting cars, building the ultimate tracks and hoping it all worked when you wanted it to. Heaven!
Anyone remember the little bit at the end you just couldn’t get to? Such injustice :)
Your handwriting hasn’t been the same since you used one of these.
Getting your feet measured at Clarks! Can still feel the tickle form the tape now :)
The legend that was Otis the Aardvark
Back when how you looked was the clearly least important thing about any football player, we collected Football Stickers! Opening each new pack with hope for a cool and rare shiny card, then frogginging through the book  to fill the gaps. Oh and swapping!
Such a simple classic! Push down, wait and watch it fly! Naturally these were quickly banned from schools but this was probably after you’d lost them anyways :)
X-Brain Yoyos were THE toy at our school! How long could yours sleep for? How many tricks could you do? Can still feel the sore spot on our fingers from the string now :)
no school years were complete without the simple OHP. The noise, the heat! and of course getting to be in charge of this in-front of the school or class was the ultimate honour. Simple times.
Best view for any retro school kid…..enough said….
Ahh so many well spend hours battling with the evil Ivo Robotnik all the while trying to capture as many rings as possible while whizzing around. Such a classic.
So what are your biggest childhood/school memories? LEt us know by leaving a comment below and we might just add some extras in :)

Thanks everyone!

xoxo

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