My Top 5 Movie Tees

As you may imagine, when people find out I work at T-Shirt emporium TruffleShuffle.com, the first question I’m asked are which are my favourite designs.

Being a self confessed 80’s movie buff, I have a particular soft spot for our 80’s Movie T-Shirts so I couldn’t resist running down my top 5 for you.

Enjoy!

1. Dark Crystal Movie T-Shirts

Men's Black The Dark Crystal Skeksis T-Shirt £25.99
Men's Black The Dark Crystal Skeksis T-Shirt £25.99

Inspired of course by one of the best Jim Henson films of my childhood, this awesome The Dark Crystal design is a great way to remember the legendary 80’s fantasy flick that terrified and amazed in equal measures. One minute I’d be wide eyed in a world of beautiful fantasy and adventure and the next it would have me hiding behind my pillow from the Evil Skeksis, the bad guys of the film who looked like giant, skeletal crows who’d been dressed in rotting flesh. Imported especially from the US of A, not only do I love this because it pays homage to one of my childhood classics but also because it’s one of our rarer designs, only available in limited numbers so you’re unlikely to see anyone else walking down the street in the same tee as you.  Always a bonus.

2. Ghostbusters Movie T-Shirts

This Ghostbusters design is just so, so cool. You’ve got the ghost trap on the front and the Ecto-pack on the back so you’ll be ready to split just like a real ghostbuster.

Men's Don't Cross The Streams Ghostbusters T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Inspired by a Ghostbusting essential, The Proton Pack, the front of this tee features a technical drawing of Dr. Egon Spengler's now legendary invention and the back, one of the traps which they used to snare the little buggers. Topped off with two very important messages for any wannabe Ghostbuster, 'Don't cross the streams. (It would be bad.) and 'When the light is green, the trap is clean.'

The perfect tribute to the 1984 film and it’s eccentric New York City ghost-capturing heroes, I also love the fact that this tee was actually created by our in house design team so it’s exclusively available at TruffleShuffle.com. Who Ya Gonna Call?


3. Labyrinth Movie T-Shirts

Men's Ludo Friend Labyrinth T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle £20.00


In a nutshell, Labyrinth is my favourite film in the world. I must watch it at least once a month. Not only that but Ludo was always my favourite character, the big friendly beast who could call upon his friends “the rocks” to help him out in times of need and fight the Goblin kings Goblin army. An easy choice and a brilliant design which sums up the loveable Ludo perfectly – this is one of those tees which people always stop me in the street to appreciate too, always a good sign.

4. Gremlins Movie T-Shirts

Because who can argue?

Gizzy Is The Shizzy Gremlins T-Shirt from Sticks and Stones £18.99

Personally Gremlins 2 was always my favourite of the classic movie franchise. It was bigger, badder and funnier and kind of evolved The Gremlins to the next level. From spider and bat Gremlins to the reincarnation of Frank Sinatra as a Gremlin singing New York New York. JUST AWESOME.

You don’t tend to see too many Gremlins T-Shirts around either so I was dead chuffed when I spotted these on the shelves of Truffle Towers and purchased mine instantly – it’s a bargain too at just £18.99. Fits and feels great too (as do all our tees TBH)

5. Batman Movie T-Shirts

Ladies Batman Caped Costume T-Shirt £26.99


This cool tee is a great take on the batman costume design. Thanks to the nifty detachable cape, you can rock this top as a normal tee and when the bat signal is lit, simply reattach the cape and head out to fight crime (or use it as a subtle fancy dress costume if you prefer.)

Na na na na na na na na Batman!

Well that’s all for now folks, hope you enjoyed my very own movie T-Shirt hot picks!

Don’t forget though that this is just the teeniest taster of the huge range of amazing movie merch we now have available on the site (over 350 products and counting!)

As well as my top 5 movies, we’ve got T-Shirts, clothing, Accessories and Gifts inspired by tonnes of other classic cult movies from the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s as well as a few current favourites (Harry Potter T-Shirts anyone!)

From Back To The Future to Batman, The Goonies to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Star Wars to Top Gun, we’ve got all the classics covered making us the perfect place to indulge your inner movie buff.

Plump up those Cushions and get the popcorn popping fellow movie fans!

My favourite film in the world. I must watch this at least once a month. Ludo was always my favourite character. The big friendly beast who could call upon his friends “the rocks” to help him out in times of need and fight the Goblin kings Goblin army.

Top Gifts for Boyfriends

Christmas is creeping ever closer and I’m sure some of you out there are already panicking about what special gifts you can get for the man in your life but fear not because I’m here to help with my handpicked selection of great gifts for boyfriends.

We’ve come up with our very own Gift Finder which is perfect for tweaking your search to help find the exact sort of gift he’ll love.  Going out with a Rock God, a Movie Buff or even a wannabe Superhero?  We have loads of great gifts perfect for his tastes, give it a try here!

Being a bit of a retro gamer geek myself I know I would personally love to receive some of these old skool treats that would remind me of the great computer games from my youth.

Check out our awesome Tetris Heat Change Mug that changes appearance with the heat of your cuppa!  And what about these gaming treats, our Pac-Man Alarm Clock, super popular Pac-Man Belt and my personal favourite this Sesame Street Invaders T-Shirt which puts the Sesame Street gang into the world of Space Invaders – all great gift ideas for gaming geeks!

Maybe your boyfriend is a bit of a Movie Buff, in which case we’re sure he will love some of these great film T-shirts.

See Bowie do his thing with the Dance Magic Dance Labyrinth Poster T-Shirt, pay tribute to Ghostbusters with this Don’t Cross The Streams T-Shirt, Star Wars fans will love the Boxing Stormtroopers Photographic T-Shirt and our Gizzy is the Shizzy T-Shirt is just perfect if he’s a Gremlins fan.  A great selection of classic movie tees!

And finally we present the opportunity to make the boring old tradition of gifting pants and socks fun again!  Check out these cool Vintage Print Optimus Prime Transformers Boxer Shorts or give his confidence a boost with the ultra cheeky Monty Python Biggus Dickus Boxer Shorts, just what every man wants to hear!

We’ve got socks covered too; make him feel like a hero with our Superman Figure Socks or if he’s a film fan, our Ghostbusters Assorted Socks Gift Set would be perfect.

I hope this has helped all of you that are struggling for ideas, if you are still looking for some more inspiration check out our Gifts for him link to get the full list of men’s pressie ideas.  There’s tons of possible presents for him waiting to be found!

For even more inspiration for everyone else in the family check out Amy’s Gorgeous Gift for Marvelous Mums, Simon’s Great Gifts for Dads and Dave’s Great Gifts for Men.

xoxo

Spooky Tees!

To get into the true spirit of Halloween, I have picked out my favourite spooky Halloween TShirts. For those who are not brave enough for full-on fancy dress, have no party to go to or are  just too damn cool, these beauties which encompass the themes of horror, ghosts and ghouls and vampires are sure to get your juices flowing!

Men's Herman Face Munster T-Shirt £24.99
Ladies Count Duckula Bit Me T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune £20.00
Men's Rocky Horror Picture Show T-Shirt from Junk Food £36.99
Ladies Stay Puft Ghostbusters T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune £20.00
Men's Ghostbusters Venkman Costume T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune £20.00
Ladies Buffy The Vampire Slayer T-Shirt £22.99

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Obsessively Awesome or a Tat Too Far?

TMNT Krang Stomach Tattoo
TMNT Krang Stomach Tattoo

I got sent this picture on Facebook the other day as I was wasting away my Sunday with the hope of someone turning up at my door with a hot Roast dinner in hand to cure my hangover.

It made me laugh as it’s an awesome idea for a tattoo and in an absolutely perfect position but it got me thinking, just how far are my fellow tat fans prepared to go to show their love for their ultimate pop culture icons?

I didn’t have to look hard – appears there are a whole host of fellow nostalgia fans out there who will go pretty damn far in their quest to show their appreciation for all things old school. Here’s a few of my favourites.

Nintendo sleeve (plus Megatron!)
Nintendo sleeve (plus Megatron!)

This full sleeve is made up mostly of Nintendo characters with Megatron randomly chucked in (apparently he was there before the owner of said tattoo decided to go all out with a full sleeve.) Not being a Mario fan as a kid, I guess I always wanted Megatron to turn up at Bowsers castle and show Mario how you start a ruckus so this definitely floats my boat.

Muppets Tattoo
Muppets Tattoo

The awesomeness that is the Muppets band in tattoo form – the colours are awesome.

Star Wars Tattoo

This guy must have totally crossed the streams to get this sick Leg tattoo inspired by the Ghostbusters movie. The detail is unreal.

Labyrinth
Labyrinth Tat

This leg tattoo pays homage to one of my favourite 80’s movies, Labyrinth. I always thought I was a pretty major Labyrinth fan, now I just feel lame!

And it’s not just the boys getting in on the action..

Alice in Wonderland - A Tattoo story
Alice in Wonderland - A Tattoo story

Yes – this brave lady has just about the entire Alice in Wonderland story inked across the upper half of her body.  Now that’s dedication!

It really does look like his skin has been torn off reveling his inner Superhero. A tat too far me thinks although maximum respect for having the balls to pay tribute to Spidey in such a dramatic way!

Let us know if this has got you emptying your bank account and booking in for a full body Spider-man costume tattoo, we’ll definitely want to hear about it.

xoxo

Who Ya Gonna Call?

This week we’ve just launched a brand new collection of Ghostbusters T-shirts from Fame and Fortune.  Of course this got everyone in the office buzzing, but I was most excited of all cause designing these Tees was my first ever project for TruffleShuffle!  Seeing the final results of my work is such a great feeling and it took me back to when I had just started working here as a designer.  For me there couldn’t have been a more perfect starting point as I am a huge fan of the classic film, I remember that I couldn’t wait to get started!

Just seeing the logo brings back many spooky memories!

The first step towards building a new collection of tees is to really research your subject, so luckily for me it was the perfect opportunity to spend an evening in and watch the film again for the 100th time, any excuse will do!  I knew there were a number of bases I had to cover, everyone loves Stay Puft, Slimer is a definite and we really wanted to see the Ecto-1, but it was really useful (and fun) to see the film again as it refreshed my mind and reminded me of some really classic catchphrases and scenes.  It was the best way to get me back in the Ghostbusting state of mind!

As well as the ultra popular “Who ya gonna call?” and “I ain’t afraid of no ghost” I loved the phrases “Don’t cross the streams” and “When the light is green the trap is clean” and was determined to get them included on one of the tees!

Don't cross the streams... It would be bad.

I also included the Ghostbusters Montage design to show our four heroes fighting against some of the monsters from the film as well as a special appearance from the ghost best know from the films main logo!

Ghostbusters Montage T-shirt from Fame and Fortune, Only £20.00

My favourite character from the film has to be Stay Puft and I really enjoyed showing two different sides of him in two of the designs.  First up was the big, looming outline design with those angry eyes and evil smile but second is the sugary sweet and super cute Stay Puft marshmallows design.  I love these two designs and will wear Stay Puft with pride, I might even choose which one to wear depending on my current mood that day!

Stay Puft Outline Ghostbusters T-shirt from Fame and Fortune, Only £20.00

All in all this has been such an enjoyable project and I’ve loved every minute of bringing the Ghostbusters crew back to our TruffleShuffle T-shirt selection.  I hope you guys like the set and keep your eyes peeled for even more designs to be added soon, a sneak preview of which has been included in this blog post!  Hopefully this will help to keep you Ghostbusters fans happy while rumours for a third film continue to circulate.  Bring back Stay Puft I say…

A sneak preview of an upcoming Stay Puft tee!