Stop what you’re doing, pack an overnight bag, and get yourself on the next flight to the US of A…
The American Superhero Museum, based in Indianapolis, housed around 1,000 collectables, artefacts, props and costumes from the Superman and Batman TV shows and movies from the 1950’s onwards. In 2008, the museum closed without explanation and a 2010 Court Order has demanded that the memorabilia be auctioned on January 22nd, 2011.
Some of our tips for the highest bids are original Superman costumes worn by George Reeves, Christopher Reeves and Dean Cain. We’ve seen similar originals selling in a memorabilia shop in Las Vegas for between £25,000 and £50,000. One of Helen Slater’s original Supergirl costumes is going under the hammer, as is a replica Batboat and Batmobile – brand new replica Batmobiles are currently selling for £100,000.
So if you’ve got a few thousand quid burning a hole in your pocket, get yourself to Indianapolis, bid on something fun, and let us know what the cabin crew said when you flew home wearing an original Christopher Reeve £50,000 Superman costume. Alternatively, if you’re planning on sailing the Batboat back home, we’ll be your First Mate!!
For details of the other items available at the auction, click here. If you fancy a cheaper alternative, pick yourself up a TruffleShuffle Superman Costume and tell everyone it’s the real deal, we promise we won’t tell a soul!
News just in on the 80’s grapevine that our friends at Atari have teamed up with 20th Century Fox to turn its classic 80’s arcade game Missile Command into a feature film.
If you’re not familiar with the cold war arcade classic, it involved protecting a series of vulnerable bases from falling nuclear warheads and apparently Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, the screenwriters behind the upcoming Flash Gordon remake, have been hired to pen the script.
Have to say – when I think back to the hours spent playing Missile Command back in the day, I don’t ever remember thinking this would make a great movie someday but hey, at least there will be plenty of explosions to get our teeth into.
Two more of the company’s games, Asteroids and Rollercoaster Tycoon, have also recently been optioned for the big screen which does make you wonder, is Hollywood starting to run out of fresh ideas and if so, is using arcade games with pretty non-existent plot lines as your starting point really the way to go?
They could at least have thrown Pac-Man into the mix!
If shrubberies, knights who say nee, mothers being hamsters and killer rabbits all ring a bell, we have a treat in store for you! These brand new quirky Monty Python tees from Fame and Fortune, add a dash of humour with a soupcon of style and incorporate some of the funniest moments from the classic Monty Python film, ‘The Holy Grail’.
Hysteria has struck the Truffle Towers as we are frantically preparing for tonight’s blast from the past showing of legendary, uber cool, awesomely retro flick….’Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ on E4.
Now, for the unlucky lot who have not yet seen this marvel, we thought we’d prepare a little sneaky glimpse into the world of Bueller.
This classic 80’s high-school flick follows the truly epic adventure of cool cat Ferris, his girlfriend Sloane, and more hesitant best buddy Cameron as they embark on a monumental and very eventful skive from high-school, though the streets of Chicago.
Starring the young and laid back to the extreme, Matt Broderick as ‘the guy everyone wanted to be’, the legend… Ferris Bueller, this film follows one day’s antics, giving us a glimpse into the life of a guy living life to the full.
We thought we would share with you a few of our favourite moments from Ferris:
Possibly the most memorable scene of the film for us at Truffle Shuffle, Ferris entertains Chicago with The Beatles classic ‘Twist and Shout’. Gets us in the party spirit every time.
If you can’t wait until tonight, catch this scene here:
Every cool character needs ‘that’ car. Just to top off his already brimming cool, Ferris finds himself taking on a Ferrari 250 GT California, jaw droppingly gorgeous!
If this flick too gives you warm, the good old days nostalgia, why not browse our amazing Ferris creations here
We are massive fans of the magical Wizard of Oz film made today in 1939! Its an oldie but most definitely a goodie, breaking the barriers in full technicolour with a wicked cast and amazing sound track! We would like to welcome you to TruffleShuffle land to check out our nostalgic Wizard of Oz beauties, ‘Ding Dong’!