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.

Review Time! Our Best Of The Best From 2017

Phew! Now all the excitement and chaos is over, we thought we would take a few minutes to sit back, grab a cuppa and reflect on the last year to see what our highlights were and what you guys we’re loving on the site.

So! With that in mind, let’s dive in and take a peep at our best of the best from 2017!

Pink Polly Pocket Heart Shaped Cross Body Bag

Truly the icing on the TruffleShuffle cake in 2017 was our amazing Polly Pocket Bags! When we first released these to the wild, the world went wild as we had countless features, articles and posts about them. We could barely keep up!
Reaching far corners of the world, it seems this was just what was missing from many 90s kids collections and the demand was so far beyond what we ever expected. It didn’t take long for this little pink number to hit our top spot which is where it stayed for the rest of the year.

Labyrinth The Board Game by River Horse

In the age of smartphones, an app for everything and even kettles you can control via WiFi (the dream, right?), we were totally blown away with the reaction of this stunning 80s-tastic Labyrinth Board Game. Despite Labyrinth being a commercial flop when it was launched, it quickly reached cult status and earned a permanent place in many 80s kids movie collections.
We love that people are still rocking board games and think they are the best way to really bring everyone together and enjoy a bit of nostalgic fun.

Disney Beauty And The Beast Chip Mug

With the live action box office smash hit being released last year, it truly was the year of Beauty and the Beast. With soooo many fantastic products being created around this modern adaptation, there was was real chance for all fans of this iconic Disney take to get stuck into so many more goodies inspired by their favourte characters. Chip was really a headline act for us with sooo many people rushing to snap up our Chip cups. I mean… what a perfect mix of style and function right?!
We loved the details and finishing touches on this little chap, and apparently so many many others making this one of our top treats of 2017!

Men’s Black Stormtrooper And Darth Vader Selfie Star Wars T-Shirt from Chunk

So there’s no denying 2017 was a big year for Star Wars. With everyone building up buzz through the year for the long-awaited Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the hunger for amazing Star Wars goodies has never been so big with many fans of the classics getting stuck into the new generation, and many new fans of the latest Disney films loving the wealth of amazing merchandise available for their new favourite franchise.
Clearly, this fun and funky design from Chunk featuring Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper taking some time for a selfie struck a chord with soo many fans snapping this up. One of our personal faves here too so we can’t blame them!

Men’s Mr Grumpy I Had Fun Once T-Shirt

Okay… maybe not everyone had a blast in 2017. How do we know this? Well Mr Grumpy was sure busy this year with a whole heap of tshirt fans snapping up this exclusive design to either let the world know their current mood, or pass on to someone else to perhaps ‘send a message’. Either way this was still a front-runner through the year and from what we can see will continue to be a hit with Mr Men Little Miss fans.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Letter Wallet

Despite the first book being launched back in 1997, and the last film hitting our screens in 2011, there is still a HUGE buzz around Harry Potter which only seems to be growing stronger by the year. With a seemly unquenchable thirst for creative and new Harry Potter goodies that fans can really snatch up like a golden snitch, our Hogwarts Letter Wallet seemed to really cast a spell as it was a huge hit from the moment it joined us on the site and it’s not hard to see why.
With amazing detail and practicality, it’s the perfect mix of ‘oh I really like that’ and ‘oh and can actually really use this!’.

Harry Potter Marauders Map Heat Change Mug

Once again Harry Potter taking the main stage with this super fun and useful Heat Change mug. Getting to sit down with a cuppa and enjoy the Marauders Map coming to life just like in the books and movies, bliss with a biscuit right?

Women’s Grey Stranger Things Inspired Upside Down T-Shirt

Wondering what all the noise was and what possibly clogged up the local internet connection once a week on the dot? It was without a doubt the return of Stranger Things with the launch of season two on Netflix. Just like season one, we were treated to a wealth of action, suspense, amazing acting and characters, all cloaked in a warm glow of 80s nostalgia with amazing wardrobe, games and gadgets. Pretty much our perfect show right? Well… as it turns out not just us as it took the globe by storm and many of you wanted to share your passion for this hit with some of our exclusive TShirts and Sweaters. Thank you so much!

Men’s Pac-Man Skyscraper T-Shirt

when two icons collide… you end up with one amazing design which has really hit it big in 2017. For a long time now, this vintage Pac-Man design has been a real favourite with fans and has once again made it in our big hitters list. Available from just £14.99 too, this design speak volumes and is just about as recognisable as they come. Great way to pay homage to the iconic arcade game and raise a few smiles along the way.

So there you have them folks! 2017 officially done but the fun sure isn’t over! We will be here to guide you through 2018 with even more amazing finds and designs that will always keep you entertained.

Plenty of coolness planned so watch this space peeps!

What was your favourite TruffleShuffle goodie in 2017? What would you like to see from us in 2018 perhaps? Let us know in the comments below.

The Polly Pocket Bag has ARRIVED!

STOP THE PRESS!!! Polly Pocket has arrived at TruffleShuffle.com!!!

This wonderfully nostalgic bag has caused quite the stir, in fact you could justifiably refer to it as a media sensation! Yes, of course I’m talking about THE POLLY POCKET BAG!

The heart shaped accessory has been designed to look like the original mini toy we loved in our nineties youth. It even opens up to reveal a lining which replicates the inside of the original toy too. Someone give the designer a medal.

Millennials cannot get enough of this amazing creation which can now be yours for £37.99. Find it here.


If all that excitement was not enough! We also have some fantastic, official Polly Pocket Clothing too!

Pay homage with Homage Tees!

Emblazoned with the faces of British icons including Louis Theroux, Sir David Attenborough and Joanna Lumley, London label Homage Tees pay tribute to the subculture greats that deserve some serious props. We’re huge fans of the late-90s styling and right-side-of-ironic vibes – it’s no wonder these tees have been picked up by bloggers and celebs everywhere wanting to show love for their irreverent idols. Designed by an anonymous founder, Homage Tees are by the people, for the people.
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If, like us – you skipped all the boring stuff like real news and weather updates and went straight on a hunt to locate your Star Signs for the week ahead, then this is the t-shirt for you. Are you going to fall in love? Are you going to become stinking rich? We don’t know – but we do know how cool you’re going to look when you bag yourself a Mystic Meg t-shirt. ‘Today, you will find the most perfect retro t-shirt you’ve ever set eyes on, and you will be compelled to buy it.’
We are ther-oux trying to find a cooler t-shirt than this. Whether you love Louis shadowing our fave celebs, taking part in weird weekends, or producing amazing documentaries – this is the tee for you! Totally 90s tastic with a nod to the geeky and awesome Louis Theroux.
We could listen to Attenborough’s voice all day, but when that kind of appreciation is simply impractical when boring duties get in the way – you definitely need a plan B. A cool 90s-tastic t-shirt combined with mysterious hawk? Sign us up please!
No amount of style can match the elegance of Princess Diana, but we can try our hardest with this awesome 90s-style tee.
Other greats include Art Attacks Neil Buchanan and the oh so Absolutely Fabulous Joanna Lumley!
Neneh Cherry and Janet Jackson…in style.

For all these amazing new styles, check out our range of Homage Tees and pick up your fave today!

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Review

If there’s ever been an excuse to pop open the bolly, the triumphant return of our favourite gruesome twosome in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is it!

What’s it all about, darling?

When the star-studded fashion show intro against the thumping beat of Jason Derulo’s Get Ugly began, we already knew we were in for a treat! The film has all the partying, booze, crazy fashion, naughtiness and ‘sweetie darlings’ galore we all know and love from the TV series but now there’s the Gen Y additions of DIY Botox and a social media whirlwind, with selfies and Tweets aplenty, which Eddie struggles to understand. (“Do you feed my Twitter?” she asks at one point, mystified!)

The ladies are just as ludicrous yet somehow lovable as back in the 90s – the first crisis of the film is “Where is the champagne?!” (nothing’s changed!). Patsy is a fashion editor and Eddie has become something of a washed up PR. A book deal flop prompts even more of a crisis than usual from flappy Edina leading to *SPOILER ALERT!* (though we feel you may have had to be living under a rock not to know this) accidentally knocking Kate Moss into the Thames – as you do…

So what did TruffleShuffle think, sweeties?

We’re pleased to report that the heavy-drinking dysfunctional duo are as amazing as ever, with most of the flick’s laugh-out-loud moments coming from Eddie and Pats. Joanna Lumley is on top form as chain-smoking, incredibly selfish, platinum-doed bad influence Patsy. When the pair need to make a ‘serious plan’ to leave the country, it somehow results in drug and vodka-fuelled chaos with Patsy in the mix; she sells Saffy’s daughter Lola as a cleaner in Cannes and poses as a man to inherit a rich woman’s fortune courtesy of a dodgy looking stick-on moustache!

Eddie is still afraid of being old and fat – one of our favourite parts is the hilarious daydream/nightmare where her beloved designer heels have disappeared and flat frumpy shoes abound – the final step into the doom of old age. “Not…the…sandals!!”

Apart from a few slightly misplaced emotional moments, the pair haven’t grown up one bit and this is nicely reassuring to us diehard fans. At times the plot can feel a little meandering but the steady stream of hilarious gags and chemistry between Lumley and Saunders keeps everything sailing along nicely. It would be so weird to see them being sensible – and where would the fun be in that?!

We should also emphasise that the film is a total celeb fest (which you may or may not love!) Personally here at TruffleTowers we thought most of the cameos were great. They were cleverly chosen, with lots of unexpected surprises – Rylan and Rebel Wilson popping up as flight attendants were a particular highlight – and it included plenty of stars willing to send themselves up (Joan Collins and Jean Paul Gaultier, we’re looking at you!) The movie also isn’t afraid to take the mickey out of celebrity culture – when Kate Moss goes missing, the hugest furore breaks out – from Dawn French insisting that Lily Cole is “heartbroken…devastated…” to BBC News’s hashtag #iskatedead and shrines all around the country. And (*SPOILER ALERT* – look away now) when Kate eventually turns up, the country’s celebrations are something normally reserved for royalty (hello, Red Arrows!)

And of course, the fashion is completely crazy – Bubbles’ inflatable hashtag outfit is a favourite and Eddie still dresses like an overexcited child discovering mum’s retro wardrobe.

Cheerful, eccentric and thoroughly hedonistic, if you fancy some frivolous fun with your fave 90s ladies, we totally recommend you see this film!

(And if you fancy doing it in style, check out our glam Ab Fab clothing and gifts – from a mug the pair would be proud to sip bubbly from to a divine, must-have tote!)

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