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.

Labyrinth Competition CLOSED! Let’s Reveal Our Lucky Winners….

It’s that time folks! Our huuuuge competition is now officially closed and boy oh boy has it been fun!

Now, juuust before we dive on into the results, we would just like to say and MAHOOSIVE thank you to everyone who has taken the time to enter. You’ve all been so super busy tweeting, commenting and liking away which has been simply amazing. The more you guys love them, the more we love doing them and the bigger the prizes will be.

So what’s up for grabs?

As you many have heard, soon we will be once again stocking the amazing Labyrinth Board Games from the super talented people at RiverHorse.
With such a buzz around this game, we couldn’t resist giving you lucky lot the chance to grab a set early which is why we’re giving away a cool FIVE sets before they’re back on the site!

Sure to set the new benchmark in board game fun, this amazing adventure will see up to four people take on the Labyrinth and Jareth himself in an attempt to rescue baby Toby. Working as a team, you will have just 13 game hours to complete your quest.

How are our lucky winners chosen?
Our competition was run through Gleam who have collected all the various entries and added them into a big competition hat of sorts. Their nifty system then picks out a winner completely at random!

And….. drum roll please! The results are in!
Huuuuge congratulations to…..

Emma Attfield

Jess (@jessorella)

Andrea Guest

Laura Horne

Alicia Shearer

We’ll be in touch shortly to grab some details and arrange delivery so stay tuned.

Not a winner? Panic not! You can still get your hands on one of these amazing sets when they hit our virtual shelves shortly. Just add yourself to the waiting list on the product page HERE and you’ll be one of the first to know as soon as they’re in.

Stay tuned for plenty more competitions to come folks on here or over on our various action-packed pages and profiles.

See you next time!

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#Competition! 5 Labyrinth Board Game Sets Up For Grabs In Our #Giveaway

You have thirteen hours in which to solve the labyrinth, before your baby brother becomes one of us… forever…….

Well ‘Ello Labyrinth fans! Listen up as we’ve got a serious treat for you.

As you may well know – the awesome folk at RiverHorse released an EPIC Labyrinth Board Game back in 2016. Unsurprisingly, demand completely outstripped supply and only a very, very lucky few managed to get their hands on a copy before they promptly sold out.

Well we’ve got two bits of awesome news for you. First off, we have another delivery of the game winging it’s way across to Truffle Towers as we speak which will be available to buy in the next week or so. Make sure you’re on our waiting list here and that  way – we can drop you an email as soon as they’re available to buy.

PLUS to celebrate the fact their return is imminent, we have 5 copies of the a-maze-ing game to giveaway so you can get stuck into your own Goblin King adventure before the rest of us!

The Prizes

For those who missed our previous blog post running you through all the details of the game, it’s for up to four players who will be take on the role of either Sarah, Hoggle, Ludo, or Didymus.

You and up to three other players have just 13 hours’ to navigate Jareth’s labyrinth through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, to rescue little baby Toby.
Designed to be fast-paced, family friendly and a great nostalgia trip, the game consists of two distinct stages, one where the group must adventure through the labyrinth trying to find the goblin city whilst keeping their willpower as high as possible (nobody wants to fall into the oubliette!)…
…and a second action-packed stage where the players must fight their way into Jareth’s castle where Sarah must say the magical words that will release her brother.

So, the Labyrinth is a piece of cake, is it? Well, let’s see how you deal with this little slice…

The set includes….

  • 5 highly collectable figurine renditions of the main characters: Jareth the goblin king; Sarah; Hoggle; Ludo; Sir Didymus and Ambrosius
  • Rules booklet – 16 pages
  • 2’x2′ game board – lavishly illustrated with inspiring new artwork featuring all the legendary places from the movie, including the Obliette, the Bog of eternal stench, the Goblin City and Jareth’s Castle.
  • 32 Labyrinth cards
  • Over 30 game tokens
  • 6 polyhedral dice (D4,D6,D8,D10,D12,D20)
  • 6 Reference cards
  • 4 character sheets, 4 ability cards & 4 weakness cards.
  • 4 card stand ups: Humongous, Goblin Infantry, Goblin Cavalry & Goblin Artillery.
  • Goblin clock & clock hand.

It’s sure to turn your world you precious things!

How To Enter

To keep things as easy, fair and as accessible as possible, we’re running our competition through a nifty little system we’ve used many times called Gleam. This will allow you to enter a number of times and in a number of different ways via Twitter, our blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and more. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have of winning – think of it like tickets in a hat. Simple!

Just follow the directions below after securely logging in via one of the options to begin completing your entries.

5 x Labyrinth Board Game Sets Up For Grabs!

*Hint* The more ways you enter, the more chances you have of winning

How Long Do I Have?

This competition will close at 11:59pm 12/03/2017 and the winners will be announced first thing Monday morning on 13th March via our blog. We’ll also contact the winners via their entry methods too.

How Will The Winners Be Chosen?

Totally at random! The nifty Gleam system will dive on into all your entries and pick out 5 lucky winners at random. Remember folks! The more way you enter, the more chance the Gleam bots will pick you.

Good luck all and remember, even if you’re not one of our lucky winners, you can still get your hands on a copy of the game here when they’re restocked next week!

T+C’s

Only five winners will be chosen at random
There will be no cash alternative of prizes offered
If we do not hear back from a winner within one week, another will be chosen at random and contacted
We reserve the right to cancel the competition at any time without warning
Questions? Email competitions@truffleshuffle.co.uk and we’ll get back to you pronto

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Guess Who’s Back!?

We’re so excited to present these brand new and exclusive Guess Who T-Shirts based on the classic game which first came out in 1979 and was a big hit in the 80s.

A classic nostalgia trip!

Memories will instantly come flooding back when you gaze at the line-up featuring old favourites such as Anita, Carol, Mike and Dick.  It’ll get you asking all the tried and tested questions such as “Are you a man?”, “Do you have a bald head?”, “Do you have a beard?”, which of course would mean you’d ended up with Dick.

What a line-up!

Currently available on Ladies Light Pink and Mens Khaki we think these tees are the perfect retro treat and sure to get your friends or family trying to Guess Who their favourite character used to be!

Ladies Baby Pink Guess Who Faces T-Shirt - £20
Mens Khaki Guess Who Faces T-Shirt - £20