Our Top Retro Dads

Hi peeps!

Just when you thought we had covered almost everything retro inspired idea on our little corner of cyberspace, POW! here we are with yet another look back at the great and good from the 80s, a retro reminisce if you wish.

With Father’s Day fast approaching (16th June), we thought we would take some time to look back and pick out some of our all-time favourite Dads either from the small or big screen.  Some quirky, some strict, som…well…different in their own way let’s say but we love them all the same.

George McFly

Somewhat of a timid and shy character at first, George is Marty McFly’s Dad from Back to the Future 1-3. For those who have yet to see these classic…what are you thinking?? but anyway….George is portrayed as weak and the main target of Biff Tannen’s bullying. He later, thanks to some help from his son Marty, musters up some courage and get what he wants and ends up with the girl. A lovable guy, George is a great part of the film series.

Wayne Szalinski

If you haven’t recognised him already, it’s the Dad from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. The classic tale where this wacky scientist accidently shrinks his two kids and two others the the size of insects…as you do. As you can imagine, being that small is a scary place and the tale follows the kids journey of survival while they encounter ants, sprinklers, cerial and more. Okay okay, so maybe it’s not the best parenting you will ever see, but this zany guys is so lovable and you have got to admire his passion and creativity huh.

Philip Banks (Uncle Phil)

While he may not be Will Smiths dad, he’s still the Dad of the house. Philip is somewhat of a strict and gruff man, but he does have a softer side that we see from time to time, offering his family great advice in their times of need. Despite is hardened exterior. Philip is a very caring and loving husband and father. He makes sure that he does what is best for all his children, including nephew Will. Although he is strict, he’s still a pretty cool dad!

Professor Henry Jones

A professor of medieval literature, this guy really knows is stuff and would make the perfect companion for a keen archaeologist, fancy that! Although perhaps the relationship with his son wasn’t very close during the early years…or even later perhaps, who wouldn’t want a dad who can come onle on some of the most amazing adventures ever and hold his own. You might just have to put up with being called Junior and hearing “This is intolerable!” all the time though. His passion for finding the Holy Grail is one that perhaps caused a lot of the tension between father and son, but ultimately it brought them together again. All in all, pretty cool dad!

John McClane

John McClane’s commitment to parenting might initially have been undermined by a sense of being married to his job, but when Alan Rickman’s troop of euro-goons threaten the family’s Christmas plans, there’s no lengths to which John won’t go in order to thwart them. Essentially, he walks over broken glass to make it home for turkey and eggnog. Such a dude.

Don Corleone

A man of questionable morals in the workplace, Vito Corleone takes a different approach when it comes to his family. Indeed, he never wanted a life of crime for his son Michael, as proven by the tears he sheds at the knowledge he has killed on behalf of the business. At least he dies long before Michael really goes over to the dark side.

Mufasa

On top of being a wise and noble king, Mufasa is also a pretty loving dad, playfighting with young Simba whenever he gets the opportunity, and gladly laying his life down in order to save his son. He is the leader of the pride and is quick to show his son the ways of the world as well as get him out of trouble when needs be. Even in death he remains on hand to point Simba in the right direction through life.

Darth Vader

Probably not the the nominees list to win father of the year, Darth Vader is evil to the bone with a deadly empire and fierce reputation and also killed the mother of his children, which obviously isn’t great… but he does make amends at the last, laying down his life in order to save Luke and defeat Palpatine. Fair enough Darth.

Looking to treat your super dad this year? Well lucky for you we’ve got a huge range of amazing Father’s Day Gifts that will make sure you find the perfetc thing for him this year.

Top Tees….

Men's Grey Super Dad Purple Ronnie T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Men's Super Dad Purple Ronnie T-Shirt

Men's Blue Distressed Superman Logo T-Shirt
Men's Blue Distressed Superman Logo T-Shirt

Top Accessories….

Men's Hooded Star Wars Jedi Warrior Dressing Gown
Men's Hooded Star Wars Jedi Dressing Gown

Men's 3pk Rolling Stones Socks Gift Set
Men's 3pk Rolling Stones Socks Gift Set

Top Gifts….

Retro Red VW Campervan Wash Bag
Retro Red VW Campervan Wash Bag

Doctor Who Tardis Mug With Lid
Doctor Who Tardis Mug With Lid

Happy Gift hunting! 🙂

xoxo

Only Fools and Horses – New arrivals!

‘Well, Well, Well – what do we have here Rodney?’ TruffleShuffle have only landed themselves some amazing new ‘Only Fools and Horses’ t-shirts and accessories. If you thought our existing collection was cool – you should check out our new designs! I know what you’re thinking – Cushty huh? Let us talk you through some of the new additions (Just in time for Fathers day – incase you’ve forgotton!) In the men’s section – we’ve added a super cool ‘Wheeler Dealer tee’ – suitable for retro loving bargain hunters! This grey marl stylish mens tee would make a great addition to any wardrobe! Don’t worry ladies, there’s also a ladies ‘Wheeler Dealer’ tee in sky blue – available here. If you fancy something that will show off your appreciation for the 3 wheeled beauty that is the ‘Trotters Independant Traders van – then why not do so with our new charcoal tee… The ladies version comes in a bright purple (perfect for summer), with sizes ranging from S to XL (Lovely Jubbly! Still looking for the perfect Fathers Day gift? Then look no further – we have a full selection of Only Fools and Horses accessories here. With gifts starting from £2.49 – you’d be a ‘Plonker’ not to check them out!

Only Fools and Horses Del Boy Costume Apron, only £12.99! Only Fools and Horses Cufflinks, only £9.99!

Only Fools and Horses Playing Cards, only £5.99! Only Fools and Horses Mange Tout Passport Holder, only £9.99! So, all in all – lots of amazing new products for you to check out! We also have Only Fools and Horses bags, wallets and travel card holders available – so why not to treat your dad to some retro love this Fathers Day – Del Boy style! If you’re still stuck for ideas, take a peek at Simons Fathers Day blog post for more inspiration! xoxo

New in – Novelty Footy Slippers! Great Fathers Day Gift idea.

With Fathers Day fast approaching, we couldn’t resist a quick post about our brilliant new novelty Football slippers which would make an awesome Fathers Day Gift idea!

The perfect way to pledge allegiance to your team of choice, we love the fact that they’re modelled on a classic football boot!

Composed of comfy faux fur, they’re the perfect way to show your support for your favourite footy team while keeping your tootsies toasty at the same time.

Novelty football slippers fathers day gift ideas

A bargain at just £19.99, choose your favourite team below and click to see more.

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And if that’s getting you inspired to start your Fathers Day shopping, why not check out our handy Fathers Day Gift Finder HERE!

All The Best Gifts For Fathers Day

With Father’s Day on Sunday 19th June fast approaching, the TruffleShuffle.com team have been thinking about our favourite gifts to help you avoid the last minute panic-buy of a few beers and some gardening tools for your Daddy-cool!

Your Dad may not know his Green Day from his Bullet For My Valentine, or think that Chipmunk is a long lost cousin of Alvin, Simon & Theodore, but as much as you may hate to admit it, he knew about some of rock ‘n’ roll’s most iconic stars long before you! Help him re-live his youth and feel like a rock star with some of these memorabilia pieces.

SUPERMANDAD?! If your Dad is your hero show him just how ‘super’ you think he is with these ‘Marvel-ous’ gifts…! Your Mum may think your Dad is ‘Mr Lazy’, and he may think he is ‘Mr Strong’ but let your Dad know how what you think of him with a gift from our Mr. Men collection.

And if none of those tickle your fancy, there’s a whole other host of classic Dad-style gifts to choose from, including goodies from Monty Python, Viz, Top Gear and Rocky.

We have gifts galore for every dad out there, just visit TruffleShuffle.com to see what we have and get your Fathers Day pressie all wrapped up!