Great Scott! Back for the Future???

Being a child of the 80s meant that I grew up being ‘WOWed’ by a whole host of amazing movies such as Goonies, E.T, Labyrinth and Ghostbusters. But there is one movie that I watched so much I managed to wear out the VHS tape, this movie was Back to the Future 2.

If you haven’t ever seen Back to the Future 2, where have you been?

The story is about a character called Marty McFly who has only just got back from the past (Back to the Future), when he is picked up by Dr. Emmett Brown in his DeLorean time machine and sent through time to the future, 2015 to be precise. Marty’s job in the future is to pose as his son to prevent him being thrown in prison. Unfortunately, things get worse when the future changes the present. Check out the original trailer below…

Being a car and gadget obsessed youngster there were a whole host of reasons to make me excited about this movie, the DeLorean time machine now being able to fly, Hover Boards, pretty much everything to do with 2015 (The future looks amazing) but there is one thing in this movie I remember wanting more than anything else. Marty McFly’s Nike Sneakers! The light-up emblem and power laces blew me away. These are the best shoes never made….

Not any more….. 22 years later and Nike have (kind of) made my dreams come true with the 2011 Nike MAG….

Nike MAG Sneakers
Nike MAG Sneakers

Want to know more about these famous sneaks? Well, The glowing LED panel is there as is the electroluminescent NIKE logo on the strap. The foam support in the ankle and toe box have been increased for comfort which differs from the original in the “Back to the Future” movie. The MAG can be illuminated by pinching the corner of the high top. The feature itself makes it the first rechargeable footwear from Nike. Each shoe holds a five hour charge.

And while the power-lacing system isn’t a reality just yet (apparently Nike is working on it), from the 8th September Nike listed a limited run of 1500 pairs of MAGs on ebay. 150 pairs have been selling everyday and will continue upto the 18th September. With prices ranging from $1200 to $4250 you will need fairly deep pockets to get your hands on some. Click here to go to the Nike MAG ebay pages.

If you are lucky enough to get your hands on some of these fabulous shoes, not only will you be the envy of all your mates but you can be firm in the knowledge that your love of all things retro has helped out a great charity. All net proceeds from the sale of Nike MAGs will be going to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. I think you’ll agree, this is a WIN-WIN situation!

If any of our fans are lucky enough to actually get a pair, send a pic into our Facebook page so we can all be extremely jealous of you!!

Whilst you are here, why not check out my Top 3 Back to the Future goodies from TruffleShuffle?

The Delorean Men's Back To The Future T-Shirt from American Classics - £22.99
The Delorean Men's Back To The Future T-Shirt from American Classics - £22.99
Men's Back To The Future Biff Co T-Shirt from American Classics - £22.99
Men's Back To The Future Biff Co T-Shirt from American Classics - £22.99
Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Men's T Shirt from American Classics - £19.99
Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Men's T Shirt from American Classics - £19.99

Don’t be blue, here come The Smurfs…

Another modern day movie adaption of one of our favourite retro cartoons is headed our way, this time it’s the turn of The Smurfs!

The Smurfs Gang!

The last film was ‘The Smurfs and the Magic Flute’, which came out in 1976 so this new film has been a long time coming!  This time though, instead of the traditional cartoon style which we’re all used to, the characters have been given a modern makeover and are starring as 3D CGI animated models which has come as a bit of a shock to the Smurf fans here at TruffleShuffle!  Have a look at the trailer below and see for yourself…

The new movie is due for release in the UK on August the 10th but just came out over in America this last weekend which has given us the chance to see what the critics think before deciding whether or not to shell out on tickets! Having read some of the reviews from bloggers etc though, it seems as though the overwhelming response hasn’t been that great.  Reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes have said “If you remember the characters fondly, this theatrical version will do little to enhance that memory…” and “[A] relentlessly witless and cynical children’s movie packed with potty jokes, product plugs and double-entendres along the lines of “What the Smurf?”” , although there is no major praise for the film there are still a few people who think it’s good to see the Smurfs back and they can be quite sweet.  General consensus seems to be that this new version lacks the cool and cute charm of the original cartoons and is strictly for kids (not kids at heart, like us!) Damn!

Katy Perry rocking a Smurfette inspired dress!

With that in mind, perhaps the coolest thing to come out of this new movie is Katy Perry’s amazing Smurfette dress that she wore to the American premiere. She looked amazing showing off a new blonde hairstyle (no doubt a homage to Smurfette whom she voiced for the new film) and even managed to out Smurf the real deal on the red carpet!

She kissed a smurf, and she liked it...

If Katy has inspired any of you guys to add some Smurf magic to your wardrobe, check out some of the great tees we have on the site for a more subtle way of showing your appreciation! My personal favourite has to be the tee that’s accusing Papa Smurf of being a hipster – he’s suddenly gotten a lot cooler in my eyes!  There are also some fab Smurfette designs available so you ladies can channel the cartoon cutie and steal Katy’s style!

Hipster Smurf

Back to the movie though, we’re curious as to what you guys think of yet another remake?  Will any of you be venturing out to the cinema to catch some Smurfs action?  And if there are any long term Smurf fans, what do you think of their radical new makeover? Let us know!