Shop the 1985 Argos Catalogue!

Over the last 38 years, millions of children have had the joyful experience of flicking through the Argos catalogue and picking out their Christmas lists.

The excitement of carefully copying the name of the latest toy/game along with it’s trusty catalogue number in preparation for Santa to (hopefully!) make all your Christmas dreams come true was the best thing ever.

If that makes you all warm and tingly, then this awesome imagery we stumbled upon of past Argos catalogues will surely evoke ultra nostalgic memories of Christmas Past.

Check out this gem of a page which stars Rainbow Brite, Roland Rat and My Little Pony among other old school faves!

A page from the Argos 1985 Catalogue - Rainbow Brite, My Little Pony and even Roland Rat are there in all their old school glory

And just look at the prices! A whole Castle Grayskull for just £23.95 – He-Man would definitely have to dip into his savings to afford one of those today!

And one for the boys - check out this page of 1985 He-Man Goodies!

Hands up if you owned anything on this page? I had the typewriter, cassette recorder and lights alive – cue a rummage around in the loft tonight to see if mum hung onto them! Fingers crossed!

And don’t forget, the best part of all this reminiscing is the fact that here on www.TruffleShuffle.com, we have most of these classic characters, games and toys covered on our brilliant range of retro tees, hoodies, gifts or accessories so you can relive the magic of a childhood Christmas even as a grown up!

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With hundreds of items inspired by the very best of our childhood, visit TruffleShuffle for a chance to shop the very best of 1985 today!

New styles we’re loving this week!

We’re always adding shedloads of awesome new stuff to the site but here’s a few of our favourites from this week….

With only 25 days to go to THE BIG DAY, we’re starting to get pretty excited about the impending Royal Wedding and our new fit for a Princess, Little Miss tee is the perfect way to welcome the celebrations. With sparkly blue jewels on her golden crown, Little Miss Princess is the latest addition to the classic series of children’s stories, created by Adam Hargreaves in time for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Our exclusive tee features a shot of her in all her royal glory making it perfect for any fellow princesses in waiting! Click the pic to find out more…

Ladies Little Miss Princess T-Shirt £24.99 +£1.95 P&P
Ladies Little Miss Princess T-Shirt £24.99

This unmistakeable Kiss tee from Amplified is definitely a stand out design from their Spring Summer collection.  Featuring a cracking shot of Kiss frontman, Gene Simmons complete of course with his trademark facepaint, we think this Lick It Up tee is a future Amplified classic. Click the pic to buy.

Men's Kiss Lick It Up T-Shirt from Amplified Ikons at www.truffleshuffle.com
Men's Kiss Lick It Up T-Shirt from Amplified Ikons £30

If TruffleShuffle did cameras………

Oh wait, we do! This is no ordinary bit of kit though. Built completely from LEGO bricks, it can’t be taken apart but bricks can be added to the top or bottom of the camera so you can dig out your old toy box and start putting those boxes of lego back into use. Perfect for us grown ups who can still smell those little plastics bricks as if we were ten years old, kids will obviously love it too making it perfect for their first foray into the world of photography. Let’s be clear, this is no toy though; it’s a full functioning 3 Megapixel digital camera, featuring a color 1.5” LCD screen.  It takes high quality photos with the built-in flash, fixed focus and digital zoom and  holds up to 80 photos at a time. Prepare for the nods of approval when you get this out and start snapping away…..

Lego Digital Camera £69.99

If your man ‘has the power,’  looks great in red and is the master of your universe, our excusive My Boyfriend is A Real He-Man T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune is an essential buy. Inspired by our very own Prince of Eternia AKA He-Man, this gorgeous fitted grey tee brings memories of a legendary 80’s hero in true TruffleShuffle style.

Ladies My Boyfriend Is A Real He-Man T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune
Ladies My Boyfriend Is A Real He-Man T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune £20

We all know times are pretty tough right now so if worrying about the pennies is getting you down, try cheering yourself up with our exclusive tongue in cheek Monopoly Skint tee. A definite conversation starter….

Men's Green Skint Monopoly T-Shirt £20
Men's Green Skint Monopoly T-Shirt £20

And finally.. Chocoholics rejoice! The Chococase is a high-quality silicon protective casing for the iPhone that looks just like a delicious bar of chocolate. Leave it face down and it looks like tasty confectionary, but turn it over and the secret is revealed – it conceals and protects your iPhone! The perfect way to indulge your love for chocolate without the calories… mmmmmm!

Chocolate iPhone 3G Protective Case
Chocolate iPhone 3G Protective Case £9.99
Chocolate iPhone 3G Protective Case
Even the packaging is hard to resist....

That’s all for this week folks but fear not, there is a TONNE more new stuff on the site for you to check out! From Glee to Grease, Buffy The Vampire Slayer to The Sex Pistols, check it all out here… http://www.truffleshuffle.co.uk/store/advanced_search_result.php.

xoxo

You know you were an 80′s child when…

As children of the 80’s we are always on the look-out for nostalgic, retro memories to inspire us in our quest to find you the most amazingly fabulous tees and gifts! We recently stumbled across these wicked ‘you know you are a child of the 80’s when…’ quotes which made us chuckle and got us thinking this would be an ace idea for our Friday comp! So if you need a little inspiration to help you come up with the most amusing/strange/quirky answer then take a wee look below!
You know you are a child of the 80’s when:
Snap bracelets were always getting you in trouble at school.

Friendship bracelets were ties that couldn’t be broken.

You ever read Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Babysitters Club, Forever or Sweet Valley High.

You know all the words to “Ice Ice Baby”.


You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.

You wanted to be on “Jim’ll Fix It”.

You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before he had plastic surgery.

You wore one of those slap-on wristbands at somepoint…or heaven forbid one of those T-shirts that changed colour with heat (Global
Hypercolour) or one of those t-shirt rings on one side.

You had slouch socks and puff painted your own t-shirt at least once.

You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, Wax off”.

You were upset when She-ra, Princess of Power and He-Man got cancelled.

You can remember watching Saved by the Bell for endless hours, back when they were new episodes.

You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.

You hold a special place in your heart for “Back to the Future.”

You know someone who appeared on Wac-a-day.

You know where to go if you “wanna go where everybody knows your name.”

You wanted to be a Goonie. (“Goonies never say die.”)

You remember Madonna in her cone stage.

You knew “The Artist” when he was humbly called “Prince.”

You say ‘PJ and Duncan’ not ‘Ant and Dec’.

Not only did you wear fluorescent-neon clothing, but they were mismatched with fingerless gloves and toweling socks. And who can forget those shellsuits!!!

You could break dance (ok, you wished you could)

You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.

You remember M.C. Hammer.

You can still sing the rap to “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”….

You can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The fresh Prince and NOT just plain Will Smith!

You own any cassettes.

You owned a pair of L.A. Gear, Keds, or Converse tennis shoes.

You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ALF or ET lunchbox.

You have ever pondered on why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.

You ever had a Swatch Watch.

You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the “Care Bear stare.”

You had Wonder Woman or Superman undies.

You believed that “By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!”

You spent hours in the basement building and re-building Lego cities.

Big wheels and BMX’s were the way to go.

With your pink (or blue) portable tape player, you sang to Kylie and Jason!

If you ever owned Polly Pocket or Micro Machines.

If you ever made Ken fall in love with Barbie.

You know what ” Psyche” means.

Partying “like it’s 1999” seemed SO far away.

You knew that Transformers were “more than meets the eye”.

Watching Neighbours was considered essential

You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.

Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.

You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine song on Sesame Street.

Go on, give it a go, you know you want to! And you are in with a chance of winning a £25.00 voucher to spend on the site! Wooooo!!!
xoxo

Wicked Halloween Fancy Dress!

The eerie nights are creepily closing in, the pumpkins are getting fat and there are some strange goings on here at Truffle Towers! Those childhood faves, hidden in the darkest recesses of time for so long have come out to play, it’s time to let the  ghost-busting begin, plan that well over-due trip to Castle Duckula and revel in the chance to get dressed up all fancy!
So, ladies we have some real ‘hair-raisingly’, bewitching treats for you! Wicked witches, 80’s pop divas and cutesy Tinkerbell, Alice in Wonderland, Spongebob Squarepants, Marilyn Monroe and Sandy from Grease for the more demure of you! Take a peek here
You could even take your cue from the celebs! Check out Mollie King, Audrina Partridge and Kim Karsdashian, looking super hot in our Madonna Boy Toy, Baywatch Babe and Snow White outfits!
Dont fret! Theres tons of choice for the guys too! Our hot pick has to be Count Dracula, this costume will bring back many a happy memory of old Ducky Poos!
There’s also Dangermouse, Skeletor, He-Man, Top Gun’s Maverick, Elvis, Whooppee Cushion, Spongebob, MC Hammer, Superheroes and tons more, have a look here!
Or maybe you will choose to tempt and tease with our spookily realistic costume tees!
Finally, if ghost-busting is more your scene, this stunning official Ghostbuster Proton Pack backpack may be more your bag!

 

Hope your night goes with a blast! xoxo