Cool band t-shirts…sweet music to our ears!

When our favourite brands brings out a new collection it really is, sweet music to our ears! This time is no different, with Amplified Vintage recently dropping a new delivery of music t-shirts featuring some of our favourite artists.

Founded in 2004, Amplified has fast become the definitive go to label for authentic vintage Rock T-Shirts and clothing. Fuelled by great music, the brand is created in collaboration with some of the world’s greatest and most iconic artists and so stars the likes of The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Guns N Roses, The Clash and David Bowie to name but a few!

We like to think of ourselves as your retail iPod…giving you a massive collection of all your favourite artists and tunes in the form of cool band t-shirts!

If you like to think of yourself as the next Mick Jagger, then check out our Men’s Amplified Vintage t-shirts.

We also have an amazing selection of Ladies Amplified Vintage t-shirts for all lovely ladies of the rock world!

Check out our full selection of awesome music t-shirts and our even ‘awesomerererer’ selection of music gifts by heading over to the site! Enjoy!

The Sm-ART way of Shopping Retro!

Hello retro fans!

We’ve got a treat for you lucky lot! Always looking for new and exciting way to retrofy our pads and add some nostalgia to our decor, we’ve got our hands on some amazing retro canvas prints featuring some of the most iconic movies, faces, bands, and superheros ever to exist…ever!

Take a look at some of our latest collection that are ready and waiting to liven up your living room or boost your bedroom.

Retro Films

Any child of the 80s we’re sure would say that it was THEEEE time for some of the biggest and best films of a generation. Films that have inspired decades of following, merchandise, and of course some all-time classic quotes. Deck our your home with some of our amazing new movie inspired canvas prints below featuring comedy classic Ghostbusters and of course cult classic Pulp Fiction.

 Ghostbusters Canvas Print
Ghostbusters Who Ya Gonna Call Canvas Print

Pulp Fiction Canvas
Pulp Fiction Canvas Print

Ghostbusters Canvas Print
Yup, we’re singing the theme tune as we type, we can’t help ourselves when it comes to 80’s movies! This canvas features the unmistakable Ghostbusters logo, allowing you to flaunt your appreciation for this amazing 1984 hit, in the comfort of your very own home!

Pulp Fiction Canvas Print
We all wish Quentin Tarantino would pop round to our house – grab a cup of tea and have dinner with us, but unfortunately he’s a busy man! We do have the next best thing though – an awesome canvas of his amazing 1194 hit, Pulp Fiction. Pay homage in style with this super cool movie poster design.

Retro Music

We’ll guess what, it seems that it wasn’t just the movies that were big back then, so was the music and so was their hair! With classics like Heart of Glass, Atomic, Sunday Girl, Call Me, all the way to Sympathy For The Devil, Gimme Shelter, Satisfaction….do we need any more reasons for you to want these?? 🙂

Rolling Stones Canvas Print
Rolling Stones It's Only Rock N Roll Canvas Print

Blondie Canvas Print
Blondie Heart Of Glass Canvas Print

Rolling Stones Canvas Print
This amazing canvas is brought to you by the greatest band of all time! ‘It’s only Rock and Roll but I like it’. You’re damn right we like it Mick – which is why we’re going to flaunt our appreciation with this little treat..!

Blondie Canvas Print
It’s fair to say – we’ve never seen a bad picture of this woman! We’re not jealous..honest! Woman wanted to be her, men wanted to be with her – she’s just an all round babe! Show your appreciation for the gorgeous Debbie Harry with this ‘Heart of Glass’ canvas.

Retro Comics

Everyone loves a superhero, and well some of us would just love to be a superhero 🙂 If you’re a comic book junkie like us you’ll be flying high in the sky with joy when you take a look at our amazing new Comic book inspired canvas prints featuring some of the most iconic characters….well…ever!

Batman Canvas Print
DC Comics Batman And Robin Canvas Print

Marvel X-Men Canvas Print
Marvel X-Men Comic Cover Canvas Print

Batman Canvas Print
This super-cool, vintage-style canvas shows our favourite duo hard at work! The Batman logo can be seem beaming in the sky, while the partners can be seen running to save the day! Awesome!

X-Men Canvas Print
Pioneering American comic book artist, Jack Kirby’s famous artwork is featured on this official awesome canvas, making it a must buy for any old school comic fans! Pay homage to your favourite super heroes from the comfort of your own home.

Whichever design tickles your artwork fancy, pick up one of these little numbers today for £29.99 and get next day delivery when you order before 4pm. Enjoy!

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Happy Roald Dahl Day! Here’s 10 Facts You [Hopefully] Didn’t Know

That’s right peeps of the internets! It’s Roald Dahl day today and we’re busy celebrating one of the nations favourite authers in style with some of our fantastic retro Roald Dahl T-Shirts on and diving headfirst into the land of the man himself.

To help celebrate this big day, we’ve decided to pick out some cool Roald Dahl facts that’s hopefully you won’t already know, just to you can learn a little something new. Enjoy!

1) His first job wasselling kerosene in Midsomer Norton, he later went on to work for Shell while living in Kenya.

2) He was a Hurricane fighter pilot during World War II where he became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of wing commander.

3) He survived a plane crash! Struggling to find the airstrip, running low on fuel and with night approaching, he was forced to attempt a landing in the desert. The undercarriage hit a boulder and the aircraft crashed, fracturing his skull, smashing his nose and temporarily blinding him. He managed to drag himself away from the blazing wreckage and passed out. Later, he wrote about the crash in his first published work.

4) If not an Author, he’d liked to have been a doctor.

5) Born in Wales by Norwegian parents Harold and Sofie,  he was named after one of the most celebrated explorers in Norwegian history, Roald Amundsen.

6) He always wrote in pencil on yellow paper. Yellow was also his favourite colour.

7) Roald Dahl could speak Norwegian, English, and Swahili. Norwegian was the first language he learned to speak.

8 ) Roald Dahl’s first book was published when he was 27 in 1943. It was “The Gremlins”.

9) He was once punished by the headmaster at school after putting a dead mouse in a jar of gobstoppers at the local sweet shop. Naughty!

10) In the 1986, he was offered the Order of the British Empire (OBE), but turned it down, supposedly because he wanted a knighthood so that his wife would be Lady Dahl.

That’s all folk! We hope you had some fun and learned a few extra pub quiz facts. How will you be celebrating this amazing day in honour of an amazing man?

Don’t forget to check out our fab an expanding range of exclusive and official Roald Dahl merchandise including T-Shirts, Vests and more covering all of your favourite works….

Ladies Roald Dahl Matilda T-Shirt
Ladies Roald Dahl Matilda T-Shirt

Men's Roald Dahl George's Marvellous Medicine T-Shirt
Men's Roald Dahl George's Marvellous Medicine T-Shirt

Ladies Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox T-Shirt
Ladies Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox T-Shirt

Men's Roald Dahl Charlie And The Chocolate Factory T-Shirt
Men's Roald Dahl Charlie And The Chocolate Factory T-Shirt

The Cube Cool Cars Event 2013

We love cars here at Truffleshuffle, but you know what we love more? Retro cars! Cars from Television and Movies do get us all revved up and ready for action in classic 80s style. Who here has dreamt of driving The A Team van? (Move over B.A, let me drive!) Or thinking up ways to catch the bad guys whilst in The Mystery Machine? We sure have! Well if you’re in Birmingham next Tuesday (27th) and you love cars then you might not want to miss this event.

The Cube – Birmingham’s iconic landmark will be welcoming 8 of the coolest (and they are pretty cool) cars on Tuesday 27th August (tomorrow!) from 2-6pm.

Cars such as The A Team Van, The 1966 Batmobile, The General Lee, The Ghostbusters car and The Mystery Machine will be there. Ah sounds AMAZING or what!

Whilst you won’t be able to drive the cars (sorry all you wannaB.A’s) you can have your picture taken with them. Maybe get your photo taken whilst wearing one of our cool retro tees ay? *nudge nudge wink wink *

Our old A-Team van - We miss it!!

The cars will be in Birmingham on Tuesday to promote The Cube’s fully automated car park. Have you seen how it works? Robot parking at it’s finest which is pretty darn cool.

For more information follow them on Twitter @thecubebham or on Facebook ‘The Cube Birmingham’.

Our very own star guest blogger Sunny from Wardrobe Mag will be going to the event on Tuesday making us jealous with her photos!

So what is your favourite car from TV & Film?

**Update**

Here’s a few cool snaps of our guest blogger Sunny at the event rocking one of our old A-Team T-Shirts! What do you think?

The Faces Behind the Classic Disney Voices

Like many kids back in the day and even now, we were raised with some of the most iconic kids films (that adults secretly love too!) ever made. Films that transported us to far far away lands where giant castles with monsters existed and even mermaids roamed under the sea with their crustacean buddies having a good old sing song. We are of course talking about Disney!

Even to this day we are still madly in love with these true icons, so much so that it’s inspired us to get our hands on some classic Disney T-Shirts featuring the well-known animated faces.

Now we all know and love the classic characters who made us laugh, made us cry (damn it Simba!) and above all else taught us some ever valuable lessons, but have you ever wondered what they actually look like….in real life??

Well look no further! Yes we’ve been looking into some of our all-time favourite Disney films and the characters we loved the most, searching for the real identity of the voices that spoke to our hearts. Take a look at some of the most amazing people ever…..

Pinocchio – Dick Jones

Named as one of the Disney Legends, Dickie Jones played Pinocchio in 1940 which became one of his best-loved work. He also starred in a number of B-Western films and had his own TV series called Buffalo Bill, Jr later in 1955.

Simba (The Lion King) – Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Starring in one of our all-time favourite movies, Jonathan played the voice of young Simba back in the 1994 classic, he later went on to star as Ben Archer in Man of the House (1994) opposite Chevy Chase. Among his other movies are Tom and Huck (1995) and The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996).

The Beast – Robby Benson

Featuring in Broadway shows, TV series, various films and voice work, Robby also went on to marry American singer, actress and voice artist Karla DeVito too! What a guy!

Winnie The Pooh – Sterling Holloway

One of the true Disney icons! Sterling has played some of the most popular characters ever including of course Winnie the Pooh, Mr. Stork (Dumbo), the adult Flower in Bambi, The Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, Kaa in The Jungle Book, Roquefort in The Aristocats, and more! WOWZERSS! He was even known to ring up children’s hospitals and speak to the kids as Winnie the Pooh, can you imagine that!?

Cinderella – Ilene Woods

Jacqueline Ruth “Ilene” Woods was an American voice actress and singer best known for her work as the amazing Cinderella, she also had her own radio show on NBC Blue Network (which later became ABC Radio) known as the Ilene Woods Show. She also sang for President Roosevelt at his home in Hyde Park. She also sang at the White House for President Truman, after singing for the soldiers and sailors of war.

Alice in Wonderland – Kathryn Beaumont

Kathryn Beaumont is an English actress, singer, and school teacher who was born in the big smoke London. She is best known for giving us the voices of both Alice in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland AND Wendy in Disney’s Peter Pan! Did you know that? 🙂

Sleeping Beauty – Mary Costa

American singer and actress, who is best known for providing the voice of Princess Aurora in the 1959 film, Sleeping Beauty. The story goes that in 1952, after meeting people at a party with her future husband, director Frank Tashlin, she auditioned for the part of Disney’s Princess Aurora. Walt Disney called her personally within hours of the audition to inform her that the part was hers! She later went on to perform in 44 operatic roles on stages throughout the world thanks to her amazing singing talent.

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We hope you’ve leant something useful from this adventure, some handy pub quiz trivia perhaps, or maybe you just feel that little bit closer to some of the iconic characters.

If you’re left wanting more Disney in your lives, don’t forget to check out our amazing range of Disney clothing and jewellery inspired by the greats. Take a peep at some of our very faves….

In 1952, after meeting people at a party with her future husband, director Frank Tashlin, she auditioned for the part of Disney’s Princess Aurora. Walt Disney called her personally within hours of the audition to inform her that the part was hers.

Ladies White and Black Mickey Raw Edge Sleeveless Raglan T-Shirt from Junk Food
Ladies White and Black Mickey Raw Edge Sleeveless Raglan T-Shirt from Junk Food

Black Cinderella Have Faith In Your Dreams Bangle from Disney Couture
Black Cinderella Have Faith In Your Dreams Bangle from Disney Couture

Silver Mickey Mouse Statement Disney Ring from Gogo Philip
Silver Mickey Mouse Disney Ring from Gogo Philip

Men's Deep Blue Fairy Dust T-Shirt from Chunk
Men's Deep Blue Fairy Dust T-Shirt from Chunk

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