If like me you were tranform-erly (is that a word?) neglected as a child because ones parents realised Transformers was a massive marketing ploy by Hasbro to get kids to buy toys and therefore your only transformer was a cheap market knock off ‘Santa’ got you for Xmas (I never realised Santa was a tight wad), then you’ll be pretty excited about the upcoming Transformers dark of the moon movie which is released THIS WEEK!
I know for a fact I am. After watching the first 2 movies without blinking once, I can confirm they were every adult Transformers fans dream (well mine anyway!) I swear I was clinically blinded by all the explosions followed closely by a near motorcycle accident on the way home because I was willing my bike to turn into a giant robot (in case you were wondering, I wanted it to be a decepticon which I’d name Bones and we’d be awesome together OK.)
Therefore, I’m expecting more explosions, lasers, guns, giant robots and a few more explosions followed closely by bleeding eyeballs and fits of epilepsy when I leave the cinema for the third instalment of the hugely popular franchise. If that happens, I’ll be a happy boy! If it doesn’t, those Autobots had better watch out.
The legend that is Michael J Fox turned 50 this month and we couldn’t let his birthday pass without paying a little tribute to the role that made him a bona fide movie star!
Although we are of course big fans of his characters in the likes of Teen Wolf, Doc Hollywood, The Hard Way and The Frighteners – it was his winning performance as Marty Mc Fly that really put him on the map. Easily one of the best movie trilogies of all time, Back To The Future follows the adventures of Marty and the eccentric scientist, Dr. Emmett Brown (played by Christopher Lloyd) as they use their modified Delorean to travel back in time to different periods of the history of Hill Valley, California. The first film was the highest-grossing film of 1985 and became an international phenomenon, leading to the second and third films which were filmed back to back and released in 1989 and 1990. Though the two sequels did not perform quite as well at the box office as the first film, the trilogy remains insanely popular even now so we couldn’t resist taking a little trip in our mental time machines to relive what is in our opinion, the best bits from this awesome franchise!
Check them out below…….
1. 1.21 Gigawatts
Or to be more precise, what the Flux Capacitor needs in order to make time travel possible!
The legendary Delorean was Doctor Brown’s most successful invention, a plutonium powered time machine comprising of a DeLorean DMC-12 sports car that had to reach 88 miles per hour in order to travel through time! Built by the DeLorean Motor Company in Northern Ireland, it was the only model ever produced by the company and although around 9,000 DMC12s were made before production stopped in late 1982, today, only about 6,500 DeLorean Motor Cars are believed to still exist! Instead of being primed and painted, it’s plated with stainless steel and who can forget those distinctive gullwing doors? As the doc himself said, “The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine out of a car, why not do it with some style!”
3. Hoverboard scene
The hoverboard was a special effect from Back to the Future II that immediately replaced the flying car as the flagship dream of hyper-advanced technology. The perfect storm of nerd-child fantasies, it had all the appeal of futuristic tech, the dream of pure flight and the raw aesthetic lust of all the best toys. Sadly – even more than 20 years on, no-one has invented the real thing but when they do, we’ll be first in the queue!
4. Johnny B Goode
One of the signature moments of BTTF is when Marty brings the house down with Johnny B Goode! Dubbed over by Mark Campbell, he sings it at ‘The Enchantment Under The Sea Dance‘ when he travels back to 1955 (three years before the song’s actual release). McFly, who subs in for the lead guitarist after he was injured, plays the song on stage and while that’s going on, the lead singer, Marvin Berry, calls his cousin Chuck about a “new sound he has been looking for,” suggesting that in the new timeline, Chuck Berry got the idea for the song from Marty’s cover of him from the old timeline. Confused yet?
5. Roads…where we’re going we don’t need roads.
One of Doc Browns many classic lines, this quote from the final scene of the first movie is a definite fave! Marty McFly tells Doc Brown that they don’t have enough street to get up to 88 miles per hour and Doc looks over at Marty and explains that “Where we’re going… We don’t need roads…” The perfect end to a perfect movie we reckon.
So what do you think? Let us know if you think there are any others we might have missed, and what your favourites are!
Having seen many t-shirts grace the shelves of TruffleShuffle over the years, Junk Food definitely has to be my favourite brand. I originally fell in love with the soft figure hugging t-shirts, however – this romance has been kept alive due to Junk Foods ability to develop as a brand – offer more styles, more awesome designs – on different fabrics.
Recently moving house and downsizing gave me the opportunity to examine my wardrobe – asking my t-shirts random questions like; Have I worn you in the last year? Do you go with everything? Were you an impulse buy? I realised I couldn’t part with any of my Junk Food t-shirts as they all add something unique and quirky to my collection.
Junk Food are famous for their Super Hero collection and with designs like this – it’s clear why. I love this tee because it’s really fitted, such a nice colour for my summer wardrobe and features a quirky picture of my favourite super hero!
We have recently added some exciting new shapes – including this amazing design from Junk Food. I love this shape as it’s really feminine whilst showing my appreciation forStar Wars!
Another great style is this cute little Batman Vest which can be worn with pretty much anything 🙂
Introducing Junk Food Originals to my top 5 – I thought I would bring in the help of Minnie Mouse on this worn in slouchy V-neck. I love the authentic feel of these t-shirts and it makes me reminisce about my favourite childhood tees.
It seems I’m not alone in liking this lightweight pullover from Junk Food as celebrities such as Mollie King have been spotted wearing this cute little top. This is a must have for summer evenings, and goes with just about any look!
One of my favourite styles would be the Tri-blend range from Junk Food. This extremely cool design of Snoopy on a super soft t-shirt had to be included in my top 5.
Recently we have added some modern vamped up versions of Darth Vader and Star Wars, however this definitely has to be my favourite on the site at the moment. With a distressed print of Darth Vader showing some bling……I just had to buy this and do some customising!
Calling all Ford fans! If, like me – you like your t-shirts to look as retro as your car – definitely check out the Junk Food Original t-shirts. These t-shirts have a real thrift shop, lost and found again feel about them – a ‘must have’, if you like all things retro.
POW! Another favourite would definitely be this bright Batman t-shirt – moving away from the Traditional black and yellow design – this t-shirt is awesome for Summer days!
The last t-shirt to feature in my top 5 selection, would have to be the recently added Men’s Iron Man Heavy Metal T-Shirt . If you’re a fan of Iron Man and heavy metal, you can show your appreciation for both with the latest addition!
So there we have it, my top 10 favourite t-shirts. I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing the latest addition from this brand. We are constantly adding new designs to the site, so keep your eyes peeled for our new products! Is there a brand you would like to see more of? Let us know – we’re always keen to hear your thoughts!
Hi my name’s Simon and I’m a Chunkaholic. There I said it. Now, If you haven’t come across any of our men’s T-shirts from Chunk then you’re in for a right treat. I’ll start with a quick history lesson…
Chunk started back in 2001 having launched some designs all based on the Haynes Car Manuals iconic cover illustrations. Ten years on and Chunk is now one of the UK’s leading urban street-wear labels. Chunk’s ethos was, and still is, to produce great designs on quality garments, targeting 18-35 year old males with a strong emphasis on cool nostalgia. Famous for their bold graphics, tongue-in-cheek humour and unique design quirks, Chunk now has worked with some of the biggest licenses in the world, which include Marvel, Hanna Barbera, Fremantle Media (Danger Mouse) and Lucas Films (Star Wars) – for which Chunk won a licensing award in 2007 for its Star Wars range. The future promises to be incredibly bright for Chunk as the brand expands into even more retro goodness further cementing its reputation as a great British brand.
With TruffleShuffle.com offering a massive range of amazing retro t-shirts, gifts and accessories we get to see cool new stuff all the time. But for me nothing matches the excitement of a new Chunk catalogue turning up because I know it will be full of amazing new designs. It’s their ‘outside the box’ approach to designing a t-shirt that I love, generally taking a familiar character such as Darth Vader or Mr.T and putting them in an unusual situation, IT’S GENIUS. I could only wish that when I’m down at the coast for a cheeky weekend surf that I catch a Stormtrooper ‘out the back’ riding that perfect wave or driving past my local scrap yard would reveal that Mr.T, Luke and Bo Duke, Michael Knight and the Trotters famous ‘rides’ had reached the end of their lives (probably due to the government Scrappage scheme!!). Only t-shirts from Chunk make this happen.
Oh and keep your eyes peeled for more retro goodness coming soon from Chunk including the likes of more cheeky Star Wars designs (Darth Vader – who’s your daddy and Yoda – short may be I but your ass kick I will) and even more excitingly, a new collection inspired by that 90’s classic, Ren and Stimpy!!