A TruffleShuffle exclusive: The Yellow Submarine!

‘First time I saw that nowhere man, that nobody, I knew he was somebody!’

As massive fans of the Beatles and the wonderful creation, The Yellow Submarine; we are over the moon to reveal this exclusive TruffleShuffle launch of Yellow Submarine clothing! Can you imagine the sheer excitement when we landed this exclusive? We were like teenage girls in the actual 60’s, seeing the actual band….that’s a lot of love, right? Paying homage to a great movie and album by the ultimate fab 4, we’re excited to have this collection available for all true fans to revel in. The silly humour, off the wall charm and psychedelic imagery still melts our heart decades on.

Show a heap of appreciation for the legendary band and awesome characters featured in the 1968 hit with our selection of Yellow Submarine t-shirts, Yellow Submarine art prints, mugs and more!

Pepperland isn’t the only cheerful, music loving Paradise to exist as a Beatles fan…if you don’t believe us, check out the products in this exclusive launch. A collection of Yellow Submarine t-shirts and more…made by fans, for fans.

‘I have always loved the Yellow Submarine film, the combination of crazy storyline, psychedelic animation, loveable (and terrifying) characters and of course a whole host of fantastic songs by the Beatles was a winning combination. Because of this it was a dream come true to get the chance to work on official Yellow Submarine merchandise!

With this initial range I really wanted to portray the unique animation style of the film with big bold colourful prints of the original movie poster as well as classic Beatles poses. A personal favourite is the metal sign featuring the line you can’t help but sing along to “All You Need Is Love”.

I hope I’ve managed to design something that will resonate with fans of the film and I’m really looking forward to working on some more Yellow Submarine goods! – 

James; Product Design and Development Manager

(Not a meanie in sight, we promise!)



Childhood Fave Polly Pocket Is Back!

Do not adjust your screens… it’s not the 1990s (despite us sometimes wishing it was) and this is not a drill. One of the all-time iconic childhood toys is back and will be hitting kids wish lists once again!

Toy powerhouse Mattel have revealed plans to bring back this classic in June this year, and our ‘not so’ inner child is screaming with joy!

Polly Pocket

Coming back with a facelift which has resulted in the toys having all-new settings and a bigger size which means… more space to play right?

Polly Pocket

With brighter colours and swanky new accessories (including a Limo!),  Polly Pocket is set to introduce a whole new generation to her epicness and have a few big kids like ourselves reliving our youth.

Polly Pocket

But that’s not all! Did you know we have one of THE coolest 90s inspired bags ever? No that we’re biased of course. Our Polly Pocket bags have been the jewel in our crown from the day they launched and can be yours for just £37.99…

Polly Pocket Bag
What do you think of these new designs? Let us know in the comments on our our Twitter & Facebook.

20% Off ALL Roald Dahl! Just The Golden Ticket…

Happy Roald Dahl day! Never have we been so excited about a birthday other than our own!
No matter what you’re doing today; hosting your own Roald Dahl party, raising funds for the Roald Dahl museum or simply reading your favourite book – it’s a great time to reflect on the great adventures shared on the pages produced by our favourite author.
Do you prefer to pay homage in some awesome new threads? If so, we have a great range of exclusive Roald Dahl clothing, and some accessories to leave you feeling super nostalgic. Oh, did we mention we also have a whizzpopping 20% off all Roald Dahl products today? Simply enter: TYTDAHLDAY …you’re welcome.
20% off Roald Dahl! Use code: TYTDAHLDAY
Transport yourself to new Worlds with the help of our range of Matilda clothing and accessories.
Roald Dahl Matilda New Worlds Large Boxed China Mug
Women’s Heather Pink Matilda Roald Dahl Racerback Vest
Men’s Grey Matilda Roald Dahl T-Shirt
Women’s Roald Dahl Matilda Book Worm Sweater
Show off some serious appreciation without saying a word! We have a great selection of Roald Dahl quote t-shirts and sweaters available.
Women’s Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Quote Scoop Neck T-Shirt
Women’s Roald Dahl Scrumdiddlyumptious Raglan Baseball Tee
Women’s Roald Dahl Believe In Magic Foil Print T-Shirt
Women’s Roald Dahl Never Grow Up T-Shirt
*ROALD DAHL DISCOUNT Ts & Cs:*Valid on #roald-dahl product(s) only – £20 minimum spend to qualify for discount – Code(s) must be entered at basket to qualify. – Code(s) valid until 23.59 GMT, 13/09/2017 – Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers – Code is valid for telephone and mobile orders too

13 things you (probably) didn’t know about TruffleShuffle!

13 years ago this very month we took to the interwebs and registered the weird and wonderful domain name TruffleShuffle.co.uk & we were officially born! To mark this super special occasion, we thought we would take a little walk down memory lane and give you our top 13 memorable moments at here at TruffleShuffle. Hopefully you’ll learn a little something about who we are, where we’ve come from and where we’re heading. Let’s go!
1. MAY 2004
We sold our very first t-shirt on the mighty (old looking) eBay. With the money from this sale, we scurried online and purchased the domain name truffleshuffle.co.uk. Why TruffleShuffle? It’s retro, it’s cool and we LOVE the Goonies?!
2. DECEMBER 2004
By our first Christmas, we were selling around 20 t-shirts a day!! Our range was humble, nothing like our huge collection of classic retro T-Shirts we have today that’s for sure! We had our sights firmly set on tee greatness, which is something we still strive towards today.
3. JANUARY 2005
In the press! We had our first press feature in the infamous Loaded magazine! Being described as ‘a goldmine of ’80’s inspired t-shirtery’. *blushes*
4. JUNE 2005
With the business continuing to grow, we had to move TruffleShuffle from our 1 bed flat into a small office space in Bristol and continue the adventure. Weirdly with all our own personal collections, our homes don’t look too much different from back then now!
5. DECEMBER 2005
By our second Christmas, we were selling 100 t-shirts a day!!
That’s 5x what we selling the previous year. Busy busy!
Just over a year from launch, we moved into our first proper grown-up warehouse.
On that day ‘Truffle Towers V1.0’ was born.
7. MAY 2008
Woohoo! We win Bristol’s 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year! Such a great achievement which only helped to add fire to the Truffle belly.
8. JUNE 2009
Eeeek! We needed to move again…. This time our warehouse (Truffle Towers V2.0) is a whopping
three times the size of Truffle Towers V1.0! The TrufffleShuffle team continues to grow… as does the size of the tea rounds!
9. DECEMBER 2009
We sell our Millionth T-Shirt! That’s right folks, in just a few years, we had managed to pick, pack and post a stupendous million tees to people all over the world.
10. SEPTEMBER 2011
No pictures please! Now seven years hard at work, we’re crowned Best Specialist Retailer by the amazing people at Reveal Magazine. Such an honour and a great excuse for a party! Right?
11. AUGUST 2012
Splashdown! Mother Nature takes a dislike to TruffleShuffle and sends sooo much rain to Bristol that it floods Truffle Towers V2.0. The whole team rally together to save the day and as many of our retro creations as possible. Great excuse to clean the floors we guess!
12. AUGUST 2016
Another milestone! We ship our millionth order and to celebrate, we ran a huge competition to win a years supply of cool t-shirts!! The lucky winner was Matthew Smith from Norwich.
13. APRIL 2018
We’re on the move…. again, hopefully for the last time! This time into our purpose built new headquarters. Truffle Towers V3.0 will once again be three times the size Truffle Towers V2.0 and feature very cool ‘break out’ areas and even a retro gaming zone… We can’t bloomin’ wait!
Of course, none of this would have been possible without each and every one of you lovely lot who placed and order, sent us a tweet or even just checked out our site. We love what we do and for as long as you guys do to, we’ll be here giving you the best selection of classic clothing and accessories as possible. Huuuuge thank you everyone!
If you want a little more insight into TruffleShuffle and all the lovely folk that work here why not pop the kettle on, get comfy and enjoy the video we made to celebrate our 10th Anniversary.
See you in another 13 years!

“Father of Pac-Man” Dies

Sad news all you retro gamers out there. Masaya Nakamura, the founder of Namco and the man known as the “Father of Pac-Man,” has sadly died at the age of 91.

Nakamura founded Namco waaaay back in 1955 when they originally ran children’s rides with two mechanical horses on the roof of a department store.

The soon to be gaming icon later expanded into the world of arcade games in the 1970s with Gee Bee and Galaxian in 1978 and 1979. However, it was Pac-Man, released in 1980, that came to define his legacy, going on to become a fixture in popular culture and a household name.

The idea for the game, came from the image of a pizza with a slice carved out and Nakamura reportedly chose the word “Pac” to represent the munching of the Pac-Man devouring its prey.

Launched at a time when there were few rival games, such as Space Invaders, Nakamura was one of the people credited with launching the Japanese videogame industry. In addition to retro icon Pac-Man, Namco also released other arcade classics like Dig Dug, Pole Position, and, of course, Ms. Pac-Man.

In 2008, Guinness World Records named it the world’s most successful coin-operated arcade game. It is estimated to have been played more than 10 billion times. Pretty sure we’re responsible for a large chunk of that!

Nakamura sadly died on January 22 which was confirmed by Namco. He will be greatly missed and his mark on the world left behind if truly profound.