Mayhem has set in at Truffle Towers this week as us shufflers scramble for our controllers for some seriously old school, retro, and awesomely classic games. Who cares about growing up?!
Brushing the cobwebs aside from our Nintendo NES, Atari, N 64, Sega Master System and the like, TruffleShuffle is reliving the good old days of our mis-spent childhoods with some finger numbing sessions on everyone’s favourite retro video games. Top of our list, of course, it’s the plucky little Italian we have all come to love, King of retro games….Mario! There is no better way to while away the hours than in the world of Mario and his brother Luigi, ducking and diving, level after level, in evermore risky situations. Mama Mia!!
For those who like us never made it to the end, this is how it should be done:
If you’re as mad on it as us, take a sneaky look into what we are all wearing and rocking to show our love for retro games here The shufflers were subjected to a little poll and asked for their top 5 retro games. The votes are in, check them out below! Do you agree, have we missed anything? Let us know your comments!!! 1. Super Mario 2. Sonic 3. Paper Boy 4. Lemmings 5. Street Fighter
Of course, retro games wouldn’t be the same without their iconic ‘stick in your head’ soundtracks. We’ve been scouring the web to find other peoples takes on such classics, here’s one for you guys: Also, a few interesting, but useless facts for today:Mario was originally known as Jumpman. However, when Nintendo‘s US office were trying to think of a better name in time for the American release of the game, they were interrupted by their landlord Mario Segale, after whom they christened the character.
A Q Score survey in the early nineties revealed that Mario was more recognisable to American children than Mickey Mouse!
As children of the 80’s we are always on the look-out for nostalgic, retro memories to inspire us in our quest to find you the most amazingly fabulous tees and gifts! We recently stumbled across these wicked ‘you know you are a child of the 80’s when…’ quotes which made us chuckle and got us thinking this would be an ace idea for our Friday comp! So if you need a little inspiration to help you come up with the most amusing/strange/quirky answer then take a wee look below!
You know you are a child of the 80’s when:
Snap bracelets were always getting you in trouble at school.
Friendship bracelets were ties that couldn’t be broken.
You ever read Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Babysitters Club, Forever or Sweet Valley High.
You know all the words to “Ice Ice Baby”.
You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.
You wanted to be on “Jim’ll Fix It”.
You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before he had plastic surgery.
You wore one of those slap-on wristbands at somepoint…or heaven forbid one of those T-shirts that changed colour with heat (Global Hypercolour) or one of those t-shirt rings on one side.
You had slouch socks and puff painted your own t-shirt at least once.
You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, Wax off”.
You were upset when She-ra, Princess of Power and He-Man got cancelled.
You can remember watching Saved by the Bell for endless hours, back when they were new episodes.
You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.
You hold a special place in your heart for “Back to the Future.”
You know someone who appeared on Wac-a-day.
You know where to go if you “wanna go where everybody knows your name.”
You wanted to be a Goonie. (“Goonies never say die.”)
You remember Madonna in her cone stage.
You knew “The Artist” when he was humbly called “Prince.”
You say ‘PJ and Duncan’ not ‘Ant and Dec’.
Not only did you wear fluorescent-neon clothing, but they were mismatched with fingerless gloves and toweling socks. And who can forget those shellsuits!!!
You could break dance (ok, you wished you could)
You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.
You remember M.C. Hammer.
You can still sing the rap to “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”….
You can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The fresh Prince and NOT just plain Will Smith!
You own any cassettes.
You owned a pair of L.A. Gear, Keds, or Converse tennis shoes.
You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ALF or ET lunchbox.
You have ever pondered on why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
You ever had a Swatch Watch.
You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the “Care Bear stare.”
You had Wonder Woman or Superman undies.
You believed that “By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!”
You spent hours in the basement building and re-building Lego cities.
Big wheels and BMX’s were the way to go.
With your pink (or blue) portable tape player, you sang to Kylie and Jason!
If you ever owned Polly Pocket or Micro Machines.
If you ever made Ken fall in love with Barbie.
You know what ” Psyche” means.
Partying “like it’s 1999” seemed SO far away.
You knew that Transformers were “more than meets the eye”.
Watching Neighbours was considered essential
You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.
Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.
You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine song on Sesame Street.
Go on, give it a go, you know you want to! And you are in with a chance of winning a £25.00 voucher to spend on the site! Wooooo!!!
The eerie nights are creepily closing in, the pumpkins are getting fat and there are some strange goings on here at Truffle Towers! Those childhood faves, hidden in the darkest recesses of time for so long have come out to play, it’s time to let the ghost-busting begin, plan that well over-due trip to Castle Duckula and revel in the chance to get dressed up all fancy!
So, ladies we have some real ‘hair-raisingly’, bewitching treats for you! Wicked witches, 80’s pop divas and cutesy Tinkerbell, Alice in Wonderland, Spongebob Squarepants, Marilyn Monroe and Sandy from Grease for the more demure of you! Take a peek here.
You could even take your cue from the celebs! Check out Mollie King, Audrina Partridge and Kim Karsdashian, looking super hot in our Madonna Boy Toy, Baywatch Babe and Snow White outfits!
Dont fret! Theres tons of choice for the guys too! Our hot pick has to be Count Dracula, this costume will bring back many a happy memory of old Ducky Poos!
There’s also Dangermouse, Skeletor, He-Man, Top Gun’s Maverick, Elvis, Whooppee Cushion, Spongebob, MC Hammer, Superheroes and tons more, have a look here!
Or maybe you will choose to tempt and tease with our spookily realistic costume tees!
Finally, if ghost-busting is more your scene, this stunning official Ghostbuster Proton Pack backpack may be more your bag!
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
Another celeb has jumped onto the Silly Bandz band wagon! Shakira’s new album cover features the sultry songstress in Silly Bandz! We have a fab range of the quirky bracelets with new styles added today!