Minimalist Superheroes

There’s nothing I like more than Trawling the internet for random pictures and videos. And every so often you find fresh artistic talent that just catches you eye, in this case made even better by its retro inspired theme. These Minimal Superhero Posters by art student Calvin Lin perfectly demonstrate my point.

The minimalist designs are great, from Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman to Green Lantern and others, every poster is also 100% clear, without ever showing too much.

I don’t know about you, but I’d love these hung around my house!

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The weekly retro movie rundown 2!

This week on the retro weekend movie rundown, it all seems a bit Superhero heavy, most likely due to the release of the Avengers movie in cinemas this week (anyone planning on leaving their sofa to watch that by the way?)

Despite that – there are still a few old school corkers in there so plenty of excuses not to leave your house all weekend in the name of your retro movie education!

I’ve done my best to include some classic movies I think you should watch, a few movies from that boy wizard we all know and love and one guilty pleasure – I’ll let you guess which one that is (Whatever!)

Enjoy and have a happy weekend of retro movie watching  TruffleShufflers…..

SATURDAY 28th  APRIL


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Back to the Future Part II (1989)ITV2 5:50pm-8:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes) Sat 28 Apr

Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Wayne’s World (1992) –  E4 9:30pm-11:30pm (2 hours ) Sat 28 Apr

Dim-witted heavy metal fans Wayne and Garth hit the big time when a slimy TV executive invests money in their cable show. Comedy, starring Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn Boyle and Michael DeLuise, with a guest appearance by veteran rocker Alice Cooper

Clerks (1994) – Dave 10:00pm-11:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes) Sat 28 Apr
An unhappy shop assistant is forced to work on his day off, and also has to contend with his sarcastic best friend insulting all the customers. As his girlfriend pressures him to sort out his dead end life, he learns that an old flame has returned to town, forcing him to consider what he really wants. Comedy, the debut of writer-director Kevin Smith. Starring Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson and Marilyn Ghigliotti

Iron Man 2 (2010) – Sky Movies Action & Adventure 5:50pm-8:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes) Sat 28 Apr

Tycoon-turned-superhero Tony Stark confronts a fearsome new foe in a Russian scientist using his own deadly hi-tech weapons to seek revenge. He also faces a struggle to keep his secrets out of the hands of both the government and an amoral rival, and discovers the armour he developed to fight evil is slowly killing him. Action adventure sequel, with Robert Downey Jr, Mickey Rourke and Don Cheadle

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Thor (2011) – Sky Movies Action & Adventure 8:00pm-10:00pm (2 hours ) Sat 28 Apr

The Norse god of thunder is banished from his own world when his arrogance puts the kingdom on the brink of war. He is sent to present-day Earth, where he is forced to live among humans without his supernatural powers, but must regain his abilities to defend his new home against his evil brother. Kenneth Branagh’s fantasy adventure, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – Sky Movies Action & Adventure 10:00pm-12:05am (2 hours 5 minutes) Sat 28 Apr

A puny but brave volunteer is rejected for military service during the Second World War. He becomes the test subject for an experiment that transforms him into the ultimate soldier, and battles against a secret Nazi society plotting to harness the powers of a mystical artefact. Superhero adventure, with Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell and Tommy Lee Jones

Hulk (2003) – Sky Movies Action & Adventure 12:05am-2:25am (2 hours 20 minutes) Sun 29 Apr

Scientist Dr Bruce Banner turns into the rampaging green Hulk after exposure to a huge dose of gamma radiation, prompting the military to embark on a no-holds-barred mission to destroy the monster. Meanwhile, Banner’s unstable father resurfaces, holding the secret to his transformation. Comic-strip adventure from director Ang Lee, starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte

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SUNDAY 29th APRIL

The Incredible Hulk (2008) – ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes) Sun 29 Apr

A bungled experiment blights a scientist with a primal alter ego, which causes him to turn into a monster whenever he gets angry. He travels the world seeking a cure for his condition, while a ruthless general is determined to use him as a weapon. However, one of the soldiers under his command is set to undergo a terrifying transformation of his own. Comic-book adventure, starring Edward Norton, Tim Roth, Liv Tyler and William Hurt.

Caddyshack (1980) – ITV3 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours ) Sun 29 Apr

A host of weird and wacky characters causes mayhem at an exclusive golf club, including a laid-back professional player, an obnoxious millionaire, the snobbish club president, a motley collection of teenage caddies and a psychotic groundskeeper engaging in a desperate fight to the death with a canny gopher. Comedy, starring Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Michael O’Keefe and Rodney Dangerfield.

Clueless (1995) – E4 7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours ) Sun 29 Apr

A rich high-school student uses all her charm and financial clout to boost a new pupil’s image, but soon finds she has created a monster – while her own popularity suffers in the process. Teen comedy, inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma, starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) – Sky Movies Action & Adventure 5:00pm-7:30pm (2 hours 30 minutes) Sun 29 Apr

The teenage wizard is alarmed to learn a dangerous fugitive sorcerer is searching for him. Meanwhile, a new teacher at Hogwarts helps the bespectacled youngster to protect himself from the school’s soul-sucking security guards. The third in the fantasy adventure series, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane and Alan Rickman

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) – Sky Movies Family 8:00pm-10:30pm (2 hours 30 minutes) Sun 29 Apr

The dark lord Voldemort rises to ultimate power over the magical world, while the teenage wizard and his friends set out on a mission to find the magical horcruxes – artefacts containing parts of the evil wizard’s soul that hold the key to destroying him. The first half of the two-part conclusion to the fantasy saga, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint

Iron Man (2008) – Film4 9:00pm-11:25pm (2 hours 25 minutes) Sun 29 Apr

An arms manufacturer taken hostage by a terrorist group realises the weapons his company builds have been falling into the wrong hands. Using his engineering skills to construct a hi-tech armoured suit, he manages to escape and then puts technology to good use in the fight against evil across the globe. Superhero adventure, starring Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard

Young Frankenstein (1974) – Film4 11:25pm-1:30am (2 hours 5 minutes) Sun 29 Apr

Frederick Frankenstein rejects his family heritage as a mad scientist, but when he finds a book revealing how his grandfather created a monster, he cannot resist building one of his own. Mel Brooks’ spoof of James Whale’s classic 1930s horror films, starring Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr, Peter Boyle and Gene Hackman

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This week on the retro weekend movie rundown it all seems a bit Superhero heavy most likely due to the release of the Avengers movie in cinemas this week, I’ve done my best to include some classic movies I think you should watch, a few movies from the boy wizard and one guilty pleasure I’ll let you guess which one that is (Whatever!). Have happy retro weekend.

This week on the retro weekend movie rundown it all seems a bit Superhero heavy most likely due to the release of the Avengers movie in cinemas this week, I’ve done my best to include some classic movies I think you should watch, a few movies from the boy wizard and one guilty pleasure I’ll let you guess which one that is (Whatever!). Have happy retro weekend.

Comic Con 2011!

If you’re anything like us then you’ll be eagerly waiting for the 42nd annual San Diego Comic Con to begin next weekend! For those not in the know, Comic Con is for anyone who’s really into comic book, films, TV shows, and anything else nerdy! It’s basically a huge gathering (over 120,000 strong so really, really HUGE!) of enthusiasts (generally dressed up as their favourite characters) all coming together to share their stories and trade their wares. The best bit is that you get to meet the creators, artists and stars of some of these amazing productions which is why it’s such a mecca!

Originally started by a group of comic book fans in the San Diego Area, the first convention was held in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel with an attendance of  just 300 people.The convention has moved about throughout the years, going from the U.S. Grant Hotel to the University Of California At San Diego and finally to the San Diego Convention Center. In that time, it has grown to an attendance of over 100,000 people and has expanded to four days. It has now become the largest comic book convention in the world so it’s pretty special!

Just some of the weird and wonderful fancy dress you can expect to see people wearing!

Looking good ladies!
You too boys!

So are any of you lot going this year and if so – seeing as it’s pretty much obligatory to dress up, we figured we’d run down some of our favourite Fancy Dress Costumes to help get you sorted!

First off, you could be flying off to comic con in proper old school style with this amazing official Superman costume. It’s all you need to woo your adoring crowd and go about your super hero activities! Proudly show off your ripped torso and world saving capabilities for all to see! And all that for £36 too!

Men's Superman Fancy Dress Costume £36.00
Men's Superman Fancy Dress Costume £36.00

Show mercy to those whose fancy dress costumes just cannot compare to this, an amazing Ming The Merciless costume! The evil villain from Flash Gordon, certainly does not look minging in this finery! With a red velvet cape and gold detailing (including the star logo on the back,) the costume includes a velvet cape, full length elasticated waist tunic, foam belt, velvet collar and gloves in gold and red.

Men's Ming The Merciless Flash Gordon Fancy Dress Costume £52.00
Men's Ming The Merciless Flash Gordon Fancy Dress Costume £52.00

And not forgetting the girls! Just for one night (or more if you like it!) become the Princess of Power, She-Ra and shout at the top of your voice ‘For the honour of Greyskull, I am She-Ra’! This fab fancy dress costume comes with headpiece, cape, top, skirt, arm cuffs and boot covers!

Ladies She-Ra Fancy Dress Costume £30.00
Ladies She-Ra Fancy Dress Costume £30.00

Don’t quite fancy going the whole hog and going all out in Fancy Dress? Well fear not TruffleShufflers, we of course have a tonne of awesome T-Shirts for you to show off your true fan credentials somewhat more subtley!

There’s Iron Man, a cool exec with a heart of steel, Tony Stark is the invincible Iron Man and more importantly, the star of this new Super Hero tee from Junk Food!

Men's Red Iron Man T-Shirt from Junk Food £24.99
Men's Red Iron Man T-Shirt from Junk Food £24.99

Or if you prefer your Superheroes a little more stacked, there is of course The Hulk!  With an image of the mighty Marvel character crashing through the tee, it’s definitely a no messing kind of tee!

Men's Incredible Hulk Crash T-Shirt from Junk Food £24.99
Men's Incredible Hulk Crash T-Shirt from Junk Food £24.99

From men’s Superhero T-Shirts to ladies She-Ra T-Shirts – you can’t fail to find the perfect outfit so make sure you drop by and check out our huge range of old school goodies which are just perfect for any fellow geeks whether you’re off to Comic Con or not!

But for those of you lucky enough to be going along, make sure you take lots of pictures as we’d love to see them!

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Can’t get enough of Junk Foods amazing tees

TruffleShuffle Health Warning…..Junk Food will seriously affect your health…..y addiction to cool retro t-shirts!

Having seen many t-shirts grace the shelves of TruffleShuffle over the years, Junk Food definitely has to be my favourite brand. I originally fell in love with the soft figure hugging t-shirts, however – this romance has been kept alive due to Junk Foods ability to develop as a brand – offer more styles, more awesome designs – on different fabrics.

Recently moving house and downsizing gave me the opportunity to examine my wardrobe – asking my t-shirts random questions like; Have I worn you in the last year? Do you go with everything? Were you an impulse buy? I realised I couldn’t part with any of my Junk Food t-shirts as they all add something unique and quirky to my collection.

Starting with the Ladies Junk Food t-shirts, I thought I would have a closer look at the brand and choose my top 5 designs.

Junk Food are famous for their Super Hero collection and with designs like this – it’s clear why. I love this tee because it’s really fitted, such a nice colour for my summer wardrobe and features a quirky picture of my favourite super hero!

Ladies All American Wonder Woman T-Shirt £24.99
Ladies All American Wonder Woman T-Shirt £24.99

We have recently added some exciting new shapes – including this amazing design from Junk Food. I love this shape as it’s really feminine whilst showing my appreciation for Star Wars!

Ladies Yellow Star Wars Oversized Crop T-Shirt £24.99
Ladies Yellow Star Wars Oversized Crop T-Shirt £24.99

Another great style is this cute little Batman Vest which can be worn with pretty much anything 🙂

Ladies Classic Batgirl Racer Back Vest £24.99
Ladies Classic Batgirl Racer Back Vest £24.99

Introducing Junk Food Originals to my top 5 – I thought I would bring in the help of Minnie Mouse on this worn in slouchy V-neck. I love the authentic feel of these t-shirts and it makes me reminisce about my favourite childhood tees.

Ladies Minnie Mouse Vintage Low V-Neck T-Shirt £27.99
Ladies Minnie Mouse Vintage Low V-Neck T-Shirt £27.99

It seems I’m not alone in liking this lightweight pullover from Junk Food as celebrities such as Mollie King have been spotted wearing this cute little top. This is a must have for summer evenings, and goes with just about any look!

Ladies Mickey Mouse Pulloverfrom Junk Food £35.00
Ladies Mickey Mouse Pulloverfrom Junk Food £35.00

Moving on to the Men’s Junk Food t-shirts……I don’t quite know where to begin as there are so many cool designs!

One of my favourite styles would be the Tri-blend range from Junk Food. This extremely cool design of Snoopy on a super soft t-shirt had to be included in my top 5.

Men's Snoopy Chicks Ride Free Triblend T-Shirt £29.99
Men's Snoopy Chicks Ride Free Triblend T-Shirt £29.99

Recently we have added some modern vamped up versions of Darth Vader and Star Wars, however this definitely has to be my favourite on the site at the moment. With a distressed print of Darth Vader showing some bling……I just had to buy this and do some customising!

Men's Darth Vader Dark Side Triblend T-Shirt £29.99
Men's Darth Vader Dark Side Triblend T-Shirt £29.99

Calling all Ford fans! If, like me – you like your t-shirts to look as retro as your car – definitely check out the Junk Food Original t-shirts. These t-shirts have a real thrift shop, lost and found again feel about them – a ‘must have’, if you like all things retro.

Men’s Ford Cobra Vintage Crew Neck T-Shirt £27.99
Men’s Ford Cobra Vintage Crew Neck T-Shirt £27.99

POW! Another favourite would definitely be this bright Batman t-shirt – moving away from the Traditional black and yellow design – this t-shirt is awesome for Summer days!

Men's Batman Crackle Logo T-Shirt £28.99
Men's Batman Crackle Logo T-Shirt £28.99

The last t-shirt to feature in my top 5 selection, would have to be the recently added Men’s Iron Man Heavy Metal T-Shirt . If you’re a fan of Iron Man and heavy metal, you can show your appreciation for both with the latest addition!

Men's Iron Man Heavy Metal T-Shirt £24.99
Men's Iron Man Heavy Metal T-Shirt £24.99

So there we have it, my top 10 favourite t-shirts. I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing the latest addition from this brand. We are constantly adding new designs to the site, so keep your eyes peeled for our new products! Is there a brand you would like to see more of? Let us know – we’re always keen to hear your thoughts!

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Which comic book heroes from this years movie remakes made the cut?

With only a month or so to go until the 2011 MTV Movie Awards – the nominee list has just been revealed and we’re pleased to see a superhero-worthy number of nominations for films, actors and notable moments from this years most successful page-to-screen adaptations.

MTV’s Rick Marshall gives us the rundown on the comic stars who’ve made a big impact on the big screen this year ……

In the Best Breakout Star category, it’s Spider-Man vs. Hit-Girl as “The Social Network” actor Andrew Garfield vies against Chloe Moretz, the ass-kicking, pre-teen dynamo of “Kick-Ass.” Also nominated is Jay Chou, who also kicked a significant amount of ass as Kato in “The Green Hornet.”

Jay Chou transitions well from musical prodigy to blockbuster movie star, and Hollywood welcomes his fresh take on the iconic role of Kato in 'The Green Hornet.'

The Best Villain category features the comics-friendly duo of Christoph Waltz in “The Green Hornet” and Mickey Rourke in “Iron Man 2.” We’re not sure why none of the Evil Exes from “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” made the cut here, but hey, we don’t make the rules.

It feels like another “Scott Pilgrim” snub here, but the only comic book movie to get a nod in the Best Fight category was “Kick-Ass” — specifically, the very-worthy brawl between Chloë Moretz and Mark Strong.

Chloë Grace Moretz uses her ass-kicking skills against Mark Strong in an attempt to take down the crooks of Los Angeles.

We’re starting to see a pattern here, as “Kick-Ass” and “Iron Man 2” once again get the only nods in the Biggest Badass Star category. This time, it’s Chloë Moretz in “Kick-Ass” squaring off against Robert Downey Jr. in “Iron Man 2.” The good news in this category? There aren’t any nominees from the “Twilight” movies! We’ve got a chance, comic book movie fans!

Want to find out more? Check out the full article here and let us know who you’re tipping to win!