Star Wars

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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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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Rogue One Logo

Being the in-house cinema nut (and a little bit of a Star Wars fan) I decided to don some of our Star Wars merchandise, specifically one of our Rogue One TShirts and head to the cinema on release day.

CAST Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen
DIRECTOR Gareth Edwards
GENRE War, Science Fiction, Adventure
SYNOPSIS Set between Episodes III and IV, we get to see the Rebellion in a new light and follow the story of how the plans for the Death Star were obtained, setting up the epic saga to follow.
RELEASE DATE 15th December 2016
DURATION 134 mins
RATING 12A Rating

*Warning contains some spoilers*

Let’s start at the beginning……or at Episode 3.9 (depending on where you think it fits). The story of Rogue One comes courtesy of the opening crawl to the original 1977 Star Wars film.

Below are the lines taken from the original opening…….just in case you haven’t watched the original in a while, if you are too young to remember, or just simply never watched Star Wars.

It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.
During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.

Star Wars 1977 Opening - Rogue One

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Rogue One sits itself nicely into a gap between Episode III (Revenge of the Sith) and Episode IV (A New Hope), with the opening sequence being set at the end of Episode III. Here we are introduced to Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), an Imperial Science Engineer who was working on a top secret project. Whilst working on this project, which happens to be the first Death Star, his conscience gets the better of him leading him to live on the secluded planet of Lah’mu with his wife Lyra and daughter Jyn.

As expected the Empire come to get their engineer back…..where the decision is not optional. Galen is taken away to continue his work, his wife Lyra is shot dead and Jyn runs and hides to a safe location to be rescued by Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker).

This sets the baseline for Rogue One to center around the relationship between Jyn and her father Galen.

We then flash into the future, where Jyn (Felicity Jones) has become an adult and the atmosphere changes to give you the action of a Star Wars film.
During this part of the film we get to meet the rest of the cast, Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) a Rebel intelligence officer, Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed) a defected Imperial Pilot, K-2SO (Alan Tudyk) a witty reprogrammed Imperial Droid, Chirrut Inwe (Donnie Yen) a blind force believer, and Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) who has a very big gun.

Star Wars Rogue One Cast

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Between them all they bring something to the party, they are all likeable characters but we just don’t get to know much about them or their back stories.

With this team working together we get to see a group of people fighting for a common cause, in a way that the Star Wars franchise hasn’t shown us before. You get a real feeling that the rebellion leadership is struggling, disorganised and has internal turmoil when up against the organised and terrifying Empire. You get to see a group of people that take action in a situation where there is no other option available.

Thrown into Rogue One are beautiful visuals and incredibly realistic planets, vehicles and fight sequences. With trips to the planets of Jedha (the home of the Jedi), Lah’mu (a baron planet where the Erso’s were hiding), Eadu (a refinery planet) and Scarif (a tropical planet that contains something key to the story).

When you get to the planet of Scarif you are immersed in a world of action, suspense and incredible fight scenes.

Scarif

Disney

One surprising thing to see in Rogue One is the full CGI creation of Imperial Officer Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing), where the actor has been dead for over 20 years. It is a wonderful thing to see however it is slightly creepy.

Another character is given a full CGI creation too…..however I will leave that one for you to find out.

Overall it was a very good film to use as a blueprint for future Star Wars movies. It contains action, excitement, a link to the characters and overall it has a different feel that will appeal to a larger audience. There is a little bit of humour thrown in by K-2SO who seems to have had his filter removed, making for interesting quips and the spot of needed relief.

It also isn’t your typical “Hero” story, not everyone gets to be celebrated and there isn’t always a way home.

“Rogue One: a Star Wars Story” scores a strong 4 / 5 star rating!

So have you seen this epic new adventure yet? If so what did you think? Let us know below.

P.S. We had a little bit of a bonus at the cinema…….

Band at the Cinema

We had a Live band playing Star Wars Music

Obligatory Star Wars T-Shirt

I had to wear one of our Tees :)

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As you may have guessed here at TruffleTowers, we like our Movies! Okay maybe just a touch more than ‘like’.

To help feed our passion for the big screen and keep you bang up to date with the latest goings on in the movie world, I will be trying to give you a regular rundown of trailers have have been released that tickle our interest and might just tickle yours too.

So! Check out some of the latest sneak peaks that have just hit the internet….

BFG

Truffle Thoughts: We are incredibly excited for the remake of the classic by Roald Dahl, Directed by Steven Spielberg and Produced by Disney!!! Pretty much a dream team for film greatness or what? Also….is the BFG Bristolian?
A few of us are getting into the retro already with our fab range of BFG Merchandise.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Truffle Thoughts: This trailer is showing us that a little rebellion is in the air and we may just be forced to watch this on release day (#sorrynotsorry). Until then we have our classic Star Wars Tees and accessories to keep us entertained!

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Suicide Squad

Truffle Thoughts: This film definitely looks like it won’t be child friendly, however it is beginning to look like DC have a winner on their hands with some amazing action and all out winner cast. It is Harley a Quinn-cidence that we are excited! (too far?)

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Truffle Thoughts: We aren’t sure if we can wait until November for this magical adventure! This trailer has started to expand on what we can expect, it may not be set at Hogwarts but we think we wouldn’t wand to miss it.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows

Truffle Thoughts: This trailer apart from making us hungry has us oozing with memories of our childhoods watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the floor in front of the telly. So glad to see these dudes are still rocking it and keeping kids and big kids everywhere in on their adventures.

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So there you have them folks! What are you most excited to see out of these choice few? OR perhaps there is something we missed? Let us know by leaving a comment below. ALSO! Don’t forget to get ahead of the trend and snap up some of our official Movie merchandise including many items from these very licences! See you there….

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Here at TruffleShuffle, while it’s no big secret that we luuuuurrrve everything 80s (did you spot it yet?), there’s is no denying our passion for the good old 70s!
Yes the decade that gave us Space Hoppers, Flares, View-Masters, The Wombles and of course Roller Skates to name a few is surely something worth celebrating. Can you really imagine your music collections alone without some of the classics from this decade? We sure can’t!

To help tip our caps to this wonderful decade, we thought we would show you guys some of our favourite tees that we currently have in stock from and around this wonderful time. So! Without further delay, check out our Top 7 Tees From The 70s!

Jaws TShirt

A real piece of cinema gold right here with Spielberg’s cult classic Jaws. The tale of a huuuuuge killer shark that is terrorising the small island community of Amity is one that many of us will remember. Usually it’s being pretty terrified and at least having a slight nervousness about getting into the sea for a little while (we sure did anyways!). A sure fire way to tell the awesomeness of a film we think is the simple things people remember, for this it’s the iconic theme tune which still sends shivers down our spines and of course the classic line…..”We’re going to need a bigger boat”, just two reasons alone to love this 70s legend.

Star Wars A New Hope TShirt

Star Wars, A New Hope, was released in 1977 and was where it all began (in movie terms at least)! Introducing us into the weird and wonderful worlds of the Star Wars franchise, this was our very first taste of the sci-fi legend that it was about to become along with it’s ground breaking special effects and amazing score. Quickly becoming one of the most successful films ever made, A New Hope is also considered one of the most influential also and it’s sure earned its place in our film and tshirt collections.

David Bowie Aladdin Sane TShirt

The sixth studio album released by David Bowie in 1973, Aladdin Sane, featured a whole host of amazing tracks such as The Jean Genie and Let’s Spend The Night Together and is an absolute must have in any fan’s collection. So much more than an icon of music, this album artwork has grown to become a fashion icon and has been a festival favourite for longer than we can remember.

Grease Tell Me About It Stud TShirt

Grease Lightnin! Packed with slick hair, cool rides and some of the most dance floor filling songs ever created (during our school discos anyway), Grease is so much more than a film, it was a sensation! Still one of the highest grossing musicals ever made, Grease won the hearts of people everywhere and certainly inspired many a school performance of two.

Queen TShirt

They May be called Queen, but they’re sure the Kings of music in our eyes! Arguably one of THE best bands to have ever been with one of the most iconic front men to ever live, Queen are more responsible for some of the biggest rock songs ever written and some of the most legendary live performances. It’s hard to quantify the influence Queen had on people all over the world, whether it’s music people will listen to their whole lives, or its influence on music that had been written since or is yet to be written. We bow at the majesty of Queen.

Doctor Who Tardis Swirl TShirt

Quite possible one of THEEE most followed and loved shows to have ever hit the small screen, in the 70s, Dr Who was simply huuuuge in the 70s. With perhaps arguably the most iconic Doctor generations to date Jon Pertwee (1970-74) and Tom Baker (1975-81), Doctor Who hit our screen in wonderful colour for the first time and saw bigger and better special effects than ever before. Back then you didn’t just catch Doctor who on the off chance, you HAD to be in and ready for the opening sequence to start. If you missed it….you had failed. Basically :)

Rolling Stones Tongue TShirt

Now some bands are big, some are pretty huge, but very few reach the true status of legends. The Rolling Stones are one such legendary band. With some of the most iconic tracks under their belt including Sticky Fingers, Goats Head Soup, It’s Only Rock N Roll and Black and Blue, The Rolling Stones rocked the globe throughout the 70s and certainly had their share of back stage stories. We’ll let you look them up yourselves.

So there you have them folks! Just a little teaser of some of our favourite 70s tees that are rocking it over at TruffleShuffle.com. To check out the rest of our range, pop on over there and find the perfect vintage tshirt for you.

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