Wakka-Wakka-Wakka, Here comes Pac-Man!

Being a massive fan of old skool gaming I am very excited to unveil a new range of giftware featuring Pac-Man, everyone’s favourite ghost-gobbling, pill-guzzling, motor mouth!

I’m a huge fan of the all time classic arcade game and always used to get super excited whenever I would see the Pac-Man booth in the arcades, it was always the best way to spend my ten pence pieces!  An interesting fact for you (possibly nicked from the Scott Pilgrim film…) is that Pac-Man was originally called Puck-Man, this comes from the Japanese phrase ‘Paku-Paku’ which means to flap one’s mouth open and closed.  There you go, you learn something new every day!

I know it’s a little bit early to talk about as these gifts are going to be added throughout the next month, but I am really pleased to be able to show you what great things there are to look forward to.  With products ranging from bottle openers to soap on a rope there’s something for everyone!  Here’s a rundown of what’s due.

Pac-Man Bottle Opener, £5.99.

Shaped just like the Pac-Man character with his distinctive eyes and open mouth, the Pac-Man Bottle Opener is guaranteed to be a conversation starter at any party. His distinctive yellow body and black eyes and mouth means he’ll really stand out in your kitchen drawer. However, you probably won’t want to hide him away so two small magnets have been incorporated onto the back of the bottle opener allowing him to be attached conveniently to your fridge door. The presence of the two magnets also means bottle tops stick to the magnets once opened rather than being thrown on the floor, allowing them to be disposed off tidily.

Pac-Man Ghost Stressball, £4.99.

The perfect gift for any stressed out video game enthusiast or retro collector. Can’t finish that super hard level? Give Pac-Man a squeeze, we’re sure he’ll help!

Pac-Man Moneybox With Sound, £14.99.

The Pac-Man Money Box with Sound features the familiar open-mouthed pose of Pac-Man. Every time a coin is inserted, the authentic gaming sounds of Pac-Man gobbling up the pac-dots are triggered. The Pac-Man Money Box measures 12 cms in diameter so there’s loads of room to save your pennies. Pac-Man fans will love hearing the instantly recognisable wakka-wakka-wakka noise as Pac-Man gobbles up their money.

Pac-Man Soap On A Rope, £5.99.

The Pac-Man Soap on a Rope is shaped into the instantly recognisable profile of Pac-Man! Weighing approx 105gms, it’s scented with watermelon and is is attached to a black rope enabling it to be hung on a hook inside the shower. Very handy! Presented in an officially licensed Pac-Man gift box, it would make a great present for anyone who loves 80’s nostalgia.

Pac-Man Apron, £11.99.

Gobble up ghosts while youre chopping up carrots with this officially awesome Pac-Man apron! It features all the well-known characters from the game so you’ve got Pac-Man, the ghosts, the pac-dots and even the bonus fruit in a repeat pattern, all set against a simple black background! The ties come in contrasting blue and the neck tie can be adjusted for a better fit. The apron also has a large, handy pocket at the front so you can store various cookery utensils whilst preparing your culinary masterpiece. Sustained a few spillages? Never mind, the Pac-Man Apron is made from 100% cotton and is machine washable at 40C degrees so it’ll stay looking good wash after wash.

Pac-Man Cufflinks, £9.99.

This wicked Pac-Man Cuff Link set comprises one cuff link featuring Pac-Man in profile and one of Blinky, the red Ghost character from the game. The chrome effect cuff links are embossed with the official Namco Bandai logo on the back and are presented in a smart, silver-coloured gift tin which is embossed with the Pac-Man logo. The presentation tin measures 5.5 cm in diameter and can be used to keep your Pac-Man cuff links safe or as a storage tin for similarly small items! Perfect for any guy who remembers the golden days of arcade video games!

Pac-Man Ghost Salt And Pepper Pots, £7.99.

These super-cute Ghost Salt and Pepper Pots which will lend any kitchen table an air of quirky, retro cool. Modelled on Blinky and Inky, they measure just over 6 cms in length and are really easy to clean inside and out. The red Ghost Pot is intended for salt as indicated by the holes in the top forming an ‘S’ shape. Similarly, the blue Ghost Pot is intended for pepper and the holes for the pepper form a ‘P’ for easy identification. Easily refilled by removing the plastic bung at the bottom of each pot and adding salt or pepper accordingly, they come packaged in the official Pac-Man gift box making them a great gift for all fans of 80’s retro.

Pac-Man Oven Gloves, £9.99.

Stay on your game in the heat of the kitchen with these durable Pac Man oven gloves! The gloves are trimmed in blue and feature all the well-known characters from the classic arcade game including Pac-Man himself, the Ghosts and even the bonus fruit and pac-dots creating a colourful effect on the black background! So cool!

Pac-Man Wall Clock, £14.99.

This collectable Pac Man inspired clock is an absolute must for video game fans of any era! Featuring the Pac Man character in profile, it measures thirty cms in diameter and if you look closely, you’ll spot that the hour and minute hands are blue and the second hand is red, reminiscent of the blue and red ghosts in the game, Blinky and Inky. The distinctive Pac-Man logo is featured at the bottom of the clock but there are no numbers around the dial to detract from its simple, clean appeal. The Pac-Man Wall Clock is powered by 1 x AA battery (not included) and has Quartz precision timing so no mechanical winding is necessary. It comes packaged in an official Pac-Man gift box and is sure to be a much talked-about feature in anyone’s kitchen!

Pac-Man Wallet, £11.99.

The Pac-Man Wallet is slim yet spacious enough to contain all your essentials! With two compartments for bank notes, four compartments for credit cards, one zipped compartment for coins and a photo ID window, it measures just over 11 x 9 cms. The Pac-Man character is featured on the front of the wallet and on one of the pockets inside and the red Ghost character, Blinky, is featured on the back of the wallet. This stylish yet sturdy faux leather wallet combines retro cool with simple practicality and any man is going to want to get his wallet out just so he can show it off!

Pac-Man Washbag, £9.99.

Featuring your favourite items from the iconic game, this wash bag is pure old school cool! Power pellets not included!

Phew, what a list!  There’s got to be something to get you excited amongst that lot.  I’m the worlds worst cook but I’m considering learning just so I can rock out in the kitchen with the Pac-Man Apron and Oven Gloves, and that Pac-Man Clock will look awesome on my living room wall!  How about you guys, is there anything tickling your fancy in this collection?

Spotted – Our Who The F**k Is Mick Jagger T-Shirt in Maroon 5’s New Video

Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine has become the latest rock n roll icon to wear the iconic Men’s Who The Fuck Is Mick Jagger T-Shirt from Worn By in their new video, Moves Like Jagger.

Keith Richards first donned this provocative t-shirt in 1975 for the Rolling Stones Tour of the Americas and Mick’s stylist Pierre Laroche also wore the t-shirt on the same tour so it’s now become something of a legend and the perfect fit for Maroon 5’s new Jagger tribute tune.

The Jonas Åkerlund-directed vid  opens with classic footage of Jagger, during which a reporter asks the iconic Rolling Stones frontman how long he plans to make music.

“I don’t know. I never thought I’d be doing it for two years even,” a young Jagger says, as the opening whistles of the Maroon 5 song kick in, throughout which a slew of Jagger look-alikes are shown dancing up to a central microphone, interlaced with archival footage of Jagger himself and shots of band members James Valentine, Jesse Carmichael, Michael Madden and Matt Flynn rocking out on their instruments.

Check it out below and keep your eyes peeled for our Who The Fuck Is Mick Jagger T-Shirt Levine and several extras sport at various moments in the clip…..

Men’s Keith Richards Who The Fuck Is Mick Jagger T-Shirt
from Worn By

If you fancy becoming following in the footsteps of rock royalty, we have this iconic print available on a classic blue tee and a quality grey sweat…

Men's Keith Richards Who The Fuck Is Mick Jagger T-Shirt from Worn By £32.00
Men's Keith Richards Who The Fuck Is Mick Jagger T-Shirt from Worn By £32.00
Men's Keith Richards Who The F**k Is Mick Jagger Sweater from Worn By
Men's Keith Richards Who The F**k Is Mick Jagger Sweater from Worn By £50

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Minnie Mawi Looking Fabulous At London Fashion Week!

Claire and I were very lucky darlings indeed last Friday when we crossed the West-East divide, teetering our way over to London hot on the heels of the fash pack on route to London Fashion Week. After a quick stop off at the Chaser LA showrooms, where we saw some pretty amazing new collections due over the coming months and new year (keep your eyes peeled) we headed over to the Strand and Somerset House. We have been drooling over the Minnie Mawi collection for Disney Couture over the past couple of weeks here at Truffle Towers so it was very exciting to go and see all the stunning up and coming pieces at the Fashion Week exhibition. We were met by the lovely Sandra and Lisette, who looked very at home in the uber fashionable surroundings. I managed to get a few snaps whilst I was there…

The stunning Minnie Mawi for Disney Couture stand
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Yep, even more Mawi lovelies!

After taking a tour around, seeing some stunning new brands showcasing their latest collections, stopping for coffees and people watching, I scampered off, Hoxton-bound for some fun times and slightly dodgy 90’s rave dancing flaunting my new favourite thing, my Ivory Pearl Minnie Mawi Bib Necklace!

Gold Plated and Black Ribbon Ivory Pearl Minnie Mouse Mawi Bib Necklace £78

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Kick off your Sunday Shoes!

With Footloose hitting our cinemas (for the second time!) next month, it only seemed fair that we watch the original again in preparation. We had forgotten just how amazing it is!

What will be the outcome with the remake!? As always – the TruffleShuffle office is split. Some of us are wishing they would leave our classic movies alone – with others being quite excited to see the modern take on such an old hit.

Back in 1984 – Footloose introduced us to Kevin Bacon – bringing him into a small town where dancing had been outlawed. His character Ren, a city boy – falls in love with the daughter of a preacher (who actually instituted the ban!) and together – the two lovers cause havoc throughout the town.

With some cheese filled scenes like this – it’s no real surprise that it reached the list of top 80’s Movies!

The remake has been in the works since 2008 – first of all ‘heartthrob’ Zac Efron was in line to fill the dancing shoes of Bacon, however Kenny Wormald is now playing the lead roll. Like Kevin Bacon in ‘84, he hasn’t really been in any major productions – so hopefully this will be a good time to shine and woo the critics. The rest of the cast seems pretty impressive, with Dennis Quaid playing the strict Preacher.

We’ve included the trailer for the 2011 film……let us know what you think?

As a TruffleShuffle night out – we will definitely be checking out the film, and most DEFINITELY rocking one of these awesome t-shirts!

Check out our exclusive Footlose t-shirts here with some other amazing designs from Fame and Fortune Clothing xoxo

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Backpack – as seen in LMFAO Party Rock Anthem Video is back in stock!

Turtles fans rejoice – our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Backpack – as seen in the LMFAO Party Rock Anthem Video – is back in stock!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Backpack £40.00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Backpack £40.00
This 100% official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backpack is an absolute wonder! An essential buy for any Turtles or LMFAO fans, who wouldn’t want a backpack that gives you Turtley powers? Cowabunga I hear you say!