10 Times Jurassic Park Made Us “Really?”

When Jurassic Park first came out, it was like having another Christmas! With some of the coolest action and visual effects ever seen on the big screen, we were totally hooked on this amazing world and all the fantastic creations that lived there, so much so we are so proud to have developed our very own collection of Jurassic Park TShirts, however…



Some things have also stuck with us that we would like to quickly get off our chest,. PErhaps you have seen these quirks too? Take a look at our top ten times Jurassic Park made us ‘REALLY?”.

Sit back and enjoy some of our most memorable times Jurassic Park made us go… ‘Really?’.

Not our first one is a bit of a classic and quite how this ever slipped the net, we have no idea!
Remember when Nedry is watching the live footage of the dock worker so he can plan his escape? Well… you can actually see it’s simply a video playing with a play bar and pause function. Really?


It’s amazing how much can change overnight,, right? Buuuut maybe not this much. If you look closely, when Alan, Tim and Lex first make their way up to the tree for safety and rest, the tree is pretty bare. Skip forward to the next morning when they are woken by the Brachiosaurus and suddenly the tree is lush with leaves and life. Really?


If Jurassic Park were real, they would have way bigger issues than they end up with! Towards the start of the film when they first arrive through the legendary gates of the park, you might have spotted that the main fence seems to have a whole lot missing on the left. They could just walk out! Really?


Time and a place man! We totally get that Donald Gennaro must have been scared when the T-Rex went full fury on the place, by leaving the Tim and Lex in the car to go hide in a toilet block made of paper and plywood (we assume!) for safety and actually sitting on the loo. Really?


You can try and fool us, but we dino-saw it! Remember when the Dilophosaurus is haunting Nedry in the rain? Just before it gives us its big reveal, if you look closely you can see the strings holding it’s ‘flaps’ down. Really?


Okay, forgive us but this one is pretty nerdy! It’s safe to say that Spielberg used a fair share of dramatic license when creating this 90s classic, however, it seems this one thing has really changed the way pretty much an entire generation see a species. We’re talking about the Velociraptors. In reality, these hunting masters were no bigger than a large Turkey and had feathers instead of the 6-foot high scare-fests we’re shown in the film. Spielberg knew this and lied… Really?


This one has always smelt a bit funny to us, excuse the pun. When they leap out the truck go to help the sick Triceratops and Jeff says the iconic line ‘That is one big pile of s**t!’, well it’s not just big, but it’s HUGE! It appears that the poor animal has parked around half it’s body mass in one go giant. Really?


Our next one would have never happened if everyone had a smartphone on them. Turns out that while the clever boffins in the lab could bring back to life pre-historic beasts, their spelling perhaps needed a brush-up. Looks closely at the labels in the lab, they have misspelt Tyrannosaurus Rex AND Stegosaurus. Oops!


One we just can’t leg-o! Remember the scene when the T-Rex has started ripping apart the fence, then poor Goat’s leg then slams into the clear roof of the truck with Tem, Lex and Donald in? Well, watch closely because just a few seconds later when Donald decides to make a break for it, you can see that the leg is no longer on the roof!


Who is it for Hammond? So remember when they first get to the island and Hammond is showing them around the place a little? Well, the video he shows of himself with them that he interacts with… who is this for? Seems like this trick would be more of a one-time deal unless he will be hanging around there for every time is it played to guests. We mean…. really?


So there you have them, folks! Sure, Jurassic Park isn’t perfect as we’ve seen but would we change it? Not a chance! We love all the little elements of this total groundbreaking movie classic and that’s what makes it so special.

What things have always stuck with you about Jurassic Park?

Kicking It Old School – Our Top Netflix Picks Right Now!

As much as we love getting to flick on the TV and tune into some of our favourite films (there’s nothing quite like watching it live, right?), there’s no denying our serious addiction to Netflix!
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When we’re not hooked watching Friends (again!), or catching up on some Queer Eye, we’re streaming some of our favourite classic films while thinking back to simpler times.
To help spread some love for a good old-fashioned trip down memory lane, we thought we would hand-pick some of our favourite retro films currently available on Netflix. Grab the popcorn and enjoy!

Rain Man

Another chance to see a young Tom Cruise? Sign us up! A total late 80s classic, watch Dustin Hoffman in his Oscar-winning role.
Fun fact: TruffleShuffle’s founder stayed in the same hotel room as they do in Vegas!

The Goonies

Surely no retro movie collection would be complete without the iconic The Goonies! Thankfully Netflix knows what’s up and you can stream this total classic whenever you want, as often as you want… which is quite a lot for us!

Check out our cool new collection of Goonies T-Shirts and more!

Good Will Hunting

Another classic, following the story of a young M.I.T janitor who has an amazing gift for mathematics, watch some of Matt Damons and Ben Affleck’s early work and of course bathe in the mighty Robin Williams. Need we say more?

The Breakfast Club

Another TOTAL classic! Hitting our screens in the mid-80s, this total gem was and has always been right up our street with its sense of fun, ace soundtrack and ability to send us right back into the school classroom with our friends. Major nostalgic trip watching this. Enjoy the ride!

Get stuck into some of our exclusive The Breakfast Club TShirts for even more added 80s gold in your life!

American Psycho

So many words to describe this classic; shocking, funny, brilliant, retro… it goes on! The story joins yuppie NYC banker Patrick Bateman as he fights to keep on top of his game and his violent tendencies. Things like who has the better business card and where you have a table booked have never been so important than in this total gem.

Jaws

Duunnn dunnn… duuuunnnn duun… duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun…. there’s just something about Jaws that never gets old with us. It’s a film we’re always in the mood for and love to get lost in the Amity action. An early Speilberg gem, we love picking up on the amazing camera work and just how well the story develops. Nothing rushed, nothing lost. Take a peep at our exclusive Jaws TShirts!

Pulp Fiction

Love a bit of classic Quentin Tarantino? Netflix has got you sorted! One of the biggest films of the 90s and about as iconic as they come, jump into the weird and wonderful world of Vincent, Jules, Mia, Butch and more where pretty much anything can go wrong and probably will!

Ace Ventura Pet Detective & Ace Ventura When Nature Calls

He’s goofy, he’s erratic and he’s a total legend! You know when you get tired just watching someone… this is that! Jim Carrey brings all kinds of energy and hilarity in both films, it’s little wonder there are just sooo many classic moments. Great lazy morning films.

Wayne’s World 2

Scwiiiiiiiiing! If you’re in the mood to party Wayne style, get streaming this 90s classic and join Garth and Wayne as they organize a rock festival while  Wayne’s girlfriend’s manager is busy trying to woo her away from Wayne and move her to LA.
Did you got to Wayestock and get the t-shirt? We did… and here they are! Check out our awesome Wayne’s World TShirts.

Matilda

Nothing beats a classic childhood tale, right? Netflix is really feeding our Roald Dahl hunger with the mid-90s beauty starring Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson and of course Embeth Davidtz. Why not pop on this classic with a cuppa in your very own Matilda Mug? Just part of our amazing range of Roald Dahl Merchandise.

Back To The Future 1,2 & 3

It’s pretty much impossible to even think about the 80s without thoughts of Back To The Future flooding through! Pretty much the cornerstone of films from the 80s, there’s nothing not to love about this franchise and with all three available to view, no better way to spend a day working your way through them. Take a peep at our exclusive range of Back To The Future TShirts for some movie inspo.

Jumanji

Anyone else remember having this on tape? We must have nearly worn the thing out! Thankfully, with the powers of online streaming (sounding like our parents already!), there’s nothing to wear out other than one of our 90s inspired TShirts! See what we did there…

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Labyrinth

About as classic as they come! You’ll be singing along word for work with the mighty Goblin King while you watch Sarah take on the Labyrinth! Keep snuggly and warm with one of our exclusive Labyrinth Christmas Jumper as part of our ever-growing range of Labyrinth Merchandise. Singing voices ready?

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So there you have them peeps! We’re sure there are heaps more awesome retro films to be discovered on there and they will be adding more and more. Which films can’t you get enough of on Netflix?

We Love These So Much It’s Scary! Exclusive New Point Horror Clothing!

We’ve got some pretty darn exciting news for you guys and gals!

Short while ago we mentioned on our Facebook page about how much we loved the amazing Point Horror book series growing up, and it turns out we weren’t the only ones who did!

The reaction was soooo great and the cries for some awesome designs so loud that we just head to listen and… we have! Since this time, we’ve been busy working to create our very own collection of Point Horror clothing and now…  here they are!

Point Horror TShirts

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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.

Guest Post: Now This is a Story All About How…to Ace the 90s Revival Look!

For some of us it doesn’t seem so long ago when Top of the Pops was overrun with Britpop bands, you had your hair cut like Rachel from Friends and Saturday night TV was about watching celebrities getting gunged. But believe it or not, enough time has passed for the 90s style to come swinging in with full neon glory back into fashion again.
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As we all know with this decade, this is tricky territory, as a step too far can turn you into Edina from Ab Fab. So whether you were watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers or Men Behaving Badly at the time, here are some fashion icons of the era you should be taking notice of if you want to get the 90s revival look right. Enjoy!
Cher Horowitz
Starting with the ultimate 90s fashion icon, Cher from 90s smash hit Clueless. The most popular girl in Bronson Alcott High School, she had the lifestyle, the attitude and was always perfectly dressed for the occasion – with the help of some awesome virtual wardrobe software that I still to this day wish I had. This summer, if you’re going to rock the 90s revival look, channel Cher and go for cute matching two piece suits for the office and a strappy top worn over a t-shirt for the gym.
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Will Smith
If you’re a guy you have it easy, because Will Smith during his time starring in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air is a one-man 90s fashion guide. If you’re not sporting a snapback cap and a ludicrously bright t-shirt you are most certainly not Da Bomb. This look may be a little tricky to carry off, but as long as you’re prepared to muck about with your mates, have fun and still be morally correct in the face of a sticky situation, then it’ll work for you – it worked for Will!
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Gwen Stafani
Back when Gwen Stafani was still known as ‘that hot singer in No Doubt’, her carefree hippie-grunge attire made her even more popular for her leading fashion sense, on top of her singing talent. Take inspiration from Gwen by mixing and matching cultural styles by donning a crop top, a sari style skirt and wearing your hair up in multiple knots. If you get it right you’ll be an ultra cool summer babe, but beware of the accidental mono-brow effect bindi abuse can cause.
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Clarissa Darling
I’m not condoning all of Clarissa’s looks, but Clarissa Explains It All pretty much showcased the whole spectrum of 90s fashion female and male (look up her best bud Sam Anders). So choose carefully from some of Clarissa’s many styles, most of all various quirky choker pendants, Dr. Martin boots, dinosaur earrings and shirts over strappy tops. Especially if you can source a gem like this Lichtenstein-esque cartoon strip patterned shirt.
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Spice Girls
The Spice Girls deserve honourable mention. Being a huge influence of the times they went through many phases in fashion. In my opinion the best thing they brought us was the platform trainer. This love child of a PE trainer and a corrective shoe was made popular by the girl group in the 90s ensuring anyone brave enough to don this fashion accessory an embarrassing tumble at the school disco.
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This year’s take on the casual platform transform sneakers, DM style boots and even jellies into platforms. You’ll be uber cool if you’re seen wearing them, just watch your step!
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Kelly Kapowski
Finally, Kelly Kapowski was the most popular character in Saved By The Bell. Girls wanted to be her and guys wanted to be with her. She rocked the bralet and jacket combo, she owned matching floral crop top and trousers look and nailed the knotted t-shirt.
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Although my personal favourite was Lisa Turtle who was always immaculately dressed and, let’s face it, was less flaunty. So what if Kelly got Zach Morris? Lisa was fighting off the boys, even if that was mostly Screech…
This is an exciting time for those of us who grew up in the 90s as we’ll finally get the chance to wear all the things our pocket money wouldn’t stretch to, or our mothers wouldn’t let us go out in. Who knows, maybe my VHS collection will be worth something and turkey dinosaurs will become a delicacy. We can only hope.
Get some 90s clothing of your very own! Yes we’d welcomed the amazing brand Hero and Cape into the TruffleShuffle family.
Starting back in 2011, Hero & Cape has a fab fun and tongue-in-cheek approach to pop graphics and authentic hand-printed clothing all with a 90s inspired design.
Screen printed by hand, each and every design is unique and lovingly crafted from the hand-illustrated designs to the manual screen printing on organic cotton. Amazing! Take a peep…..
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Hero & Cape
Don’t forget to check out the rest of our amazing range including plenty of 90s T-Shirts from all of the classics. Enjoy and see you soon!
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By Abi Ponton