Star Wars

As you maaaay or may not (perhaps!) or spotted, Father’s Day 2017 edition is fast approaching and things here at Truffle Towers are starting to get pretty dad-tastic!

With loads of us franticly searching the shops and the cyberweb for the newest, coolest and most perfectest Father’s Day Gifts in all the land to really spoil our old man this year, it’s safe to say we’ve had the dad word spinning in our brains. Inspired by all the dad talk and goings on, we thought we would take some time to look back at some of our favourite dads (we’ve said dad to much already huh) from the big and small screens, see what they’ve been up to and perhaps find out where they are now.

Let’s jump in!

Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery) – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Professor of medieval literature, expert on Grail lore, the father of archaeologist Indiana Jones, we’re pretty sure most people will know and love Jones Sr. Somewhat of a …..difficult so and so, it’s hard to imagine anyone other than professional Scotsman Sean Connery donning his trusty hat and snatching his faithful umbrella. Now, we’re not saying him and Indie had the best father and son relationship to start with, but it’s safe to say their adventures together sure bring them closer and all with a touch of whit and good old fashioned competition.

So, what’s he be up to? Turns out…. A LOT! Starring in such films as (deep breath); The Hunt for Red October, Just Cause, The Rock, Entrapment, and Finding Forrester. Not bed eh! It’s safe to say Sean has had a very fruitful career and is certainly more than a household name. Retired from the big screen, he is currently living in Kranidi, Greece where he can spend time with family and friends including fellow movie star Michael Caine.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Star Wars Original Stormtrooper Glass Tumbler

This former 007 would be able to enjoy a drink from his homeland in style with this nifty little tumbler.

George McFly (Crispin Glover) – Back to the Future

Oh George! Cautious, nerdy, insecure and a total dude with it! Played by Crispin Glover who tooootally nailed the role as the nerdy sci-fi loving guy who is used to being pushed around. Cripsin has gone on to feature a whole host of films from Wild at Heart, Charlie’s Angels, Beowulf, Alice in Wonderland, to hit show American Gods. Not only starring, he has also produced films through his company including ‘What Is It?’ and ‘It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine.’ Did we mention he also released an album? Oh yeah – check out this album called The Big Problem ≠ The Solution. The Solution = Let It Be. Not enough? He has also written between 15 and 20 books which are classic titles, rearranged and with passages removed to create new stories.

Currently living in Silverlake, California, Crispin continues to pour his time into his creative outlets including music and film production. Busy boy!

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Boxed Star Wars I Am Your Father Darth Vader Mug

He came to him one night (from the planet Vulcan??) offering words of… advice. With this nifty mug, he’ll be sure to never forget that night.

Noah Levenstein/Jim’s Dad (Eugene Levy) – American Pie

It’s Jim’s dad! Always there to offer friendly advice… even when it wasn’t asked for. Full of work experience and never afraid to get involved, Jim’s dad has an undying love for Jim which is put to the test a number of times but never wavers. A real solid character who will always do his best for Jim. Solid dad material! But where is he now?
Turns out Jim’s dad has gone pretty damn far. 60+ films? Yep! Levy has been nominated for and won countless awards for his films including a New York Film Critics Circle Award and a Grammy Award. Not to shabby!

So what’s he been up so since American Pie? Turns out a lot. You might have seen him in… Best in Show, Serendipity, Bringing Down the House, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, Night at the Museum 2, and heard him in Finding Dory as Charlie. Levy is a Member of the Order of Canada and a recipient of The Governor General’s Performing Arts Award – the foremost honour presented for excellence in the performing arts.


Still working hard, you’ll certainly be seeing more from Jim’s… sorry Eugene be it on TV or the big screen.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Retro Silver Classic Digital Watch from Casio

A real classic dad needs a real classic Casio timepiece right? This silver digital watch come with a black dial for a casual yet classic look. With this beauty, you’ll always be on time to offer quality advice.

Hal (Bryan Cranston) – Malcolm in the Middle

Hal…. you total legend! Nothing better than a comedy dad right? We’ll if ‘lord of the dads’ was an official title (which it totally should be!), then Hal would be getting our vote for the position.Father to father to Francis, Reese, Malcolm, Dewey, and Jamie, Hal is put to the ultimate test as a dad almost daily with any number of odd goings on. Like a lot of households, he pretty much becomes one of the kids with his much more relaxed approach to life then wife Lois. Proper fun!

Bryan is by no means a one trick pony though…. far from it! He has transformed himself multiple times over the years going from a goof to a disciplined and protecting figure and given award worthy performances (4x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series twice) in block buster films and binge-worthy TV shows.

So, what’s he been up to since Malcolm in the Middle left our screen back in 2006? Voicing characters in both Family Guy and American Dad!, Bryan became the face of TV sensation Breaking Bad. We’re not even sure TV sensation even covers what Breaking Bad became. Maybe phenomenon? Masterpiece? Whatever you wish, it was huge and he was truly outstanding throughout.  Since this performance as Walter White, Bryan has starred in cinema hit Godzilla, Drive, Argo, The Infiltrator, Trumbo, and Wakefield to name a few. You won’t be struggling to see Bryan in more screen gold that’s for sure.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Men’s Pokemon Pikachu And Friends Boxer Shorts

What do you get the man who seems to spend a lot of time in his tighty whities? Funky Pokémon pants of course! Sure to add some pizzazz to his casual look.

Steve Stevens (Tom Virtue) – Even Stevens

Everyone loves a quirky Dad right? They think they’re super serious but really, nothing silly they do will ever be a total surprise. Not imagine that Dad’s also a lawyer… we present “Stiffie” Stevens. Running for just a few years from 2000 to 2003 (we know! Total classic gone so soon), Even Stevens remains firmly lodged in our memories as having a super cool intro, weird plot lines and one of the best TV Dads going.

So where has Tom been and where is he now? Well… turns out he’s done some cool stuff! Starring in a whole heap of TV shows including; Nip/Tuck, Entourage, ER, CSI, Sons of Anarchy, The Office (US) and more. Film work you ask? Sure! He has starred in some big titles including Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Iron Man 3. His upcoming work includes TV roles in Conan and I’m Dying Up Here so stay tuned for more peeps!

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Men’s Blue Mr Men Mr Silly T-Shirt

He’s funny, sill and he would look ace in this Mr Men TShirt! Right? Sure to raise a few smiles.

Al Bundy (Ed O’Neill) – Married with Children

Now it’s hard…. nay impossible to talk about classic on screen dads without mentioning the mighty Al Bundy. Husband of Peggy Bundy, father of Kelly and Bud Bundy, Al was your classic grumpy dad. Sure he was mean at times, didn’t always get what he wanted and loved to make fun of people but hey, somehow we forgave him because it was just so damn funny!

So, who was behind Al? Ed O’Neill landed the role back in 1987 and he never looked back. Playing the role for ten years until 1997, Ed later went on to perform in The Bone Collector with Denzel Washington, and a number of TV roles including Big Apple, Dragnet, 8 Simple Rules, The West Wing, and famously Modern Family. Modern Family has grown to become a jewel in ABC’s crown and is still going strong from its launch back in 2009. If you’ve never seen it…. seriously you need it in your life.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Men’s White Mr Happy Mr Men T-Shirt

…because seeing the king of grumpy rocking a Mr Happy TShirt would be the best things ever right? Yup!

Red Forman (Kurtwood Smith) – That ’70s Show

As TV dads go, sometimes you just need a no-nonsense, good old American one right? Well, look no further then good old Red. Battle hardened and with a classic dry humour, Red truly completed the line-up of That ’70s Show which aired from 1998 to 2006.

But where is old man Red now? Currently living in Glendale, California, Kurtwood is still busier than ever with numerous film roles over the years, and regular TV work including Rick and Morty, Agent Carter and currently Patriot, an American comedy-drama series. If you watch enough TV, you’ll be sure to catch him in something cool.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Vintage Canvas Captain America Army Wash Bag

He’s a stern military man acting in both World War II veteran Korean War veteran, making our Amy inspired Captain America wash bag a great tribute to his time served…and it’s pretty darn practical too!

Jim Robinson (Alan Dale) – Neighbours

Now this is a classic TV dad! As one of the twelve original Neighbours characters (pretty cool tittle to have right!), where he made his small screen debut on the very first episode of the show ever back in 1985. Father of Paul, Scott, Lucy and Glen, and the husband of Anne Robinson and later Beverly Robinson, it’s safe to say he had a lot on his plate. Never afraid to give an honest answer, Jim loved cars and always tried to put his family first.

Appearing in over 1000 episodes before being dramatically killed off in 1993, Jim was a loud and very memorable character who became a real anchor for the show and the stories within. So, what’s he been up to since he left Ramsay street and where is he now?

Well…. chances are you’ve also probably seen him in something good in recent years too! Working on some hit shows including; The O.C, Lost, 24, NCIS, The West Wing, The X-Files, The Killing, and Homeland, he has also hit the big screen with roles in; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Star Trek: Nemesis, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, aaaand Entourage. Phew!

Currently living in Los Angeles, California, Dale is working on TV show Once Upon a Time.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Awesome 80′s Trivia Cards

As one of the pivotal characters from 80s TV, what better gift than the ultimate 80s challenge with our 80′s Trivia Cards.

Mel Horowitz (Dan Hedaya) – Clueless

If you grew up even around the 90s, the chances are you’ve seen classic movie Clueless a few times over…. each year! Well undoubtedly one of the biggest characters in this modern classic, Mel nails the overprotective, grumpy, stressed out workaholic dad. Protective, hard-working and not afraid to say what he really thought, we know Mel always had his kids interests at heart and worked hard to provide for them. Traditional and grumpy. Classic movie dad!

So what else has he been in and where is he now?? Well, he’s still busy! Working in a number of movies and TV shows, Dan has also worked in theatre with some Broadway performances to his name. Oh yeah. Films you can find in include; Commando, The Addams Family, The Usual Suspects and even Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. You might have just heard of that one. He has also worked on TV classic ER.

What Father’s Day Gift would we by him?

Superman USB 8GB Memory Stick

What do you get a workaholic dad who’s thinks he’s Superman? Well…. this! Ever useful for work and play, and will add a touch of character to any meeting.

So there you have them folks! Hopefully you’ve discovered a little something about some of the classic dads we great up with who are still doing some AMAZING things in the biz.

Don’t let this Father’s Day slip you by! We’ve got a huge range of amazing Father’s Day Present Ideas for you to browse and snap up. Let’s make this year one of their best yet!

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Yep…. it’s Father’s Day soon – and the good news is, we’ve totally got your back on this one. Pour yourself a cuppa, put your feet up and start writing your acceptance speech for your upcoming ‘Best Child EVER’ award, because after our little run down of gifts for men, there will be no denying your awesomeness on the 18th of June.

‘It’s been an emotional journey, but I’d like to thank TruffleShuffle.com for their endless list of cool Father’s Day gifts….’

Is he a bit of a Movie buff? If he loves Star Wars gifts as much as we do, our Star Wars decanter and matching Star Wars glass would definitely brighten up his regular tipple.

HE. IS. YOUR. FATHER.

He’s Grumpy isn’t he? But he’s your Grumpy guy, so that’s totally OK. And we’re guessing you don’t love him any less for it? Which is why he deserves something from our Mr Grumpy collection of clothing and accessories…. right?

If your dad rocked out to music back in the day (and still does!?) then check out our top picks for band t-shirts. You won’t be disappointed, and nor will he!

If you think your dad got that beer belly by eating carrot sticks and hitting the gym 8 times a week, you’re mistaken. DOH. He got that awesome Dad bod by enjoying the finer things in life, like our fave dad; Homer Simpson. Show some love for the Simpsons, with these cool The Simpsons TShirts including this Duff Beer TShirt for the beer connoisseur dads out there.

IF, however – he actually does like to keep things nice and healthy…we have a selection of funky gym accessories, which he can use to look extra cool while (or after) hitting the the irons and cardio…

We ship all orders the same day they are placed if you order by 4pm, we have an easy returns policy – and a HUGE selection of gifts to choose from! We hope you find the perfect gift for your perfect dad.

Still stuck for ideas? No sweat! We’ve just launched our snazzy new Father’s Day Present Ideas gift guide to help you really sniff out the ideal gift for your old fella. Take a peep!

Good luck kids!

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Did you know we sell more than funky t-shirts for big kid’s – we have a huge collection of kids tshirts for actual kids too!

Starting from age 0-6 months all the way up to 14-15 years there’s sure to be something for every fan, be it Top Gun, Star Wars, Sesame Street, My Little Pony, Batman – well, whatever you like…… see for yourself!

Even better, this means there is an opportunity for Little And Large wardrobe options for you and your little ones! Yep…. you can now become a matching pair and well…. why wouldn’t you?! To help you select your perfect get up for you and your cheeky ones, we’ve  put together a little collection of some of our favourites below. Enjoy!

Looking for your wingman? Look no further than our Little Maverick t-shirt. The perfect mini match for any of our exclusive Top Gun t-shirts. Oh! Don’t forget your aviators to really complete the look!

Star Wars fans….. look no further, have we got the perfect collaboration for you and your mini jedi. Let your cool t-shirts do the talking with our geektastic Best Dad In The Galaxy T-Shirt and Darth Vader Is My Father T-Shirt.

If you’re more of a gamer you’ll be needing our Player One T-Shirt, (available for men and women) and Player Two T-Shirt to wear when you take over the controls.

Perfect for big and little bookworms, check out our exclusive range of Roald Dahl clothing. Matilda and The BFG have both been lovingly designed on t-shirts for book fans. Mummy, me and Matilda or opt for Friends In High Places Tee with The BFG.

Who You Gonna Call?! Team up Ghostbusters style with t-shirts for all movie fans, plus we’ve even got something for your furry babies too!

Finally we can’t not mention our favourite Batman t-shirts because this is life advice right here – “Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be Batman”!

So there you have them folks! We have plenty more little and large inspired tees over on our site so don’t forget to pop by and take a quick peep.

Are there any designs you think we’ve missed or you would love to see? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks!



Another one bites the dust of Lok! Huge thank you to everyone who took the time to enter yesterdays Star Wars Day celebration competition! Amazing efforts all round and we loved seeing you get stuck into all the different options. Top work!

So what’s it all been for?

As huge fans of the Star Wars empire ourselves, we couldn’t resist getting together a collection of some of our favourite Star Wars merchandise from the far reaches of the galaxy for you guys to snap up and enjoy. Doing just that we put together a goodie bundle worth over £100 including… Star Wars The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, Star Wars Set Of Four Coasters, Boxed Han Solo And Princess Leia I Love You Mug, Lightsaber Torch, Men’s Black Darth Vader Socks With Cape and a funky BB-8 Ice Mould!

How are our lucky winners chosen?
Our competition was run through Gleam who have collected all the various entries and added them into a big competition hat of sorts. Their nifty system then picks out a winner completely at random!

The Winner!!

We can now reveal that the lucky winner of ALLL these amazing goodies IS…

Lorraine Broll

Congratulations!

We will be contacting you shortly to arrange delivery of your winnings.

Huge thanks again to everyone who entered but weren’t so lucky this time. Stay tuned for plenty more competitions to come either on our blog, Facebook Page, Twitter or Instagram.

Thanks!

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Happy May the 4th everyone!

Never one to miss out on a good old competition opportunity, we’ve firing up the Ion Drives and launching ourselves into May the Fourth like a wookie on a spacehopper! With fans celebrating this unofficial day all over the world and lots of weird and wonderful ways, we thought what better time for another TruffleShuffletastic competition… and.. well… here it is!

The Prizes

To really get you guys and gals into the spirit of the day, we’ve picked out some amazing goodies from our own out of this world range of Star Wars gifts AND a little something extra which we juuuust think you might enjoy.

So what’s it all for?? Our big bundle of prizes worth over £100 includes…

Star Wars The Complete Saga on Blu-ray! Buckle up and blast yourself off into the Star Wars worlds with this amazing 9 disc box set which includes; The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, deleted scenes, documentaries and so much more!
Surely the perfect addition to any Star Wars lover’s home! This four pack of coasters featuring some classic movie imagery is sure to raise a smile each time you raise a glass.
One of the greatest sci-fi romances ever… that between Han Solo and Princess Leia. Who can forget that scene when Han is dragged off into the freezing chamber while Princess Leia proclaims, ‘I Love You’, to which he replies ‘I Know’ (cool, calm, collected). What a lad!
Become a real life Star Wars action hero with your very own lightsaber! This wicked implement looks just like a lightsaber but is actually a torch with a dazzling blue light!
If you like your socks on the dark side, you will appreciate this pair of black Darth Vader socks! Complete with cape, these sci-fi wonders are a real statement!
Keep cool with the help of the super cute astromech droid BB-8, the pint sized hero of Star Wars Episode VII. In the form of the hugely popular Star Wars character, this BB-8 Ice Mould is a quirky way to liven up your drinks.

How To Enter

To keep things as easy, fair and as accessible as possible, we’re running our competition through a nifty little system called Gleam. This will allow you to enter a number of times and in a number of different ways via Twitter, our blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and more. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have of winning – think of it like tickets in a hat. Simple!

Just follow the directions below after securely logging in via one of the options to begin completing your entries.

Star Wars May The Fourth Competition

How Long Do I Have?

You have until midnight tonight when the competition will turn back into a pumpkin… we mean May the Fourth will be officially over for another year and so will the competition. After this time you will be unable to enter using the Gleam system. *11:59:59 04/05/2017

How Will The Winner Be Chosen?

Well… as pretty much usual now… totally at random! The nifty Gleam system will take a hop, skip and jump into all your entries and pick out just one lucky winner at random. Remember folks! The more ways you enter, the more chance the mystical GLEAM bots will pick you.

T+C’s
Only one winner will be chosen at random
There will be no cash alternative of prizes offered
If we do not hear back from the winner within one week, another will be chosen at random and contacted
We reserve the right to cancel the competition at any time without warning
Questions? Email competitions@truffleshuffle.co.uk and we’ll get back to you pronto

GOOD LUCK everyone and May The Fourth Be With You!

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If you’re looking to brighten up your home (quite literally) – step away from the bog standard light bulb (complete with generic lampshade) and let TruffleShuffle guide you through some of the cool lights we have in stock! We all know the smallest addition to your home can make a big statement, so why not make the right statement with the help of Star Wars, Scrabble, Gin (yes, GIN) and much more!

Say it loud, and say it proud with our awesome retro lightbox. This would make a great addition to any room, with a range of letters and symbols – you can personalise your chosen message ready for illumination. What will you choose?

Tatty Devine have been breaking our hearts with their awesome range of jewellery for quite some time now – so we were over the moon to welcome a great selection of quirky lights to TruffleShuffle. Blurring the lines between art, fashion and culture, art school grads and founders Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine’s ethos is all about expressing yourself in a fun-filled, light-hearted way – and what better way to do so than showing your love for Gin, old vinyls and retro lollies? ——>Tatty Devine Lights< ——


If you’re looking to add a flash of Super Hero appreciation to your home, then our cool lampshades and lava lamps is a great place to start.

If your lighting doesn’t make you look clever – you’re doing something wrong. Bag yourself some serious triple word cool points with these awesome Scrabble lights.

We definitely don’t want to keep you in the dark – hope you love our lights as much as we do, check out the full range and add some serious style to your home!

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