We just can’t sit still here at TruffleShuffle! With the chaos of Christmas now but a memory, we’re in no mood to relax and are back and at em with our fab new collection of retro mugs!
If like us, that morning cuppa is so much more than that, it’s a ritual, a real morning rite of passage before we set sail on our travels for the day ahead, or something like that…..then a nice mug is something to be cherished.
We all have our favourites, be it something that makes us smile, laugh or even something that means that little more such as a gift. Here at TruffleShuffle we just love something that reminds us of some of our favourite things in life…classic toons, TV shows and films!
Make your morning cuppa, afternoon tea break or even evening sit down that extra bit special with our huge new range of retro mugs inspired by some of the most iconic characters and shows ever. Take a look at our latest collection below….
Available from just £4.99 and in regular or large sizes for some designs, pick up your perfect break buddy today and start sharing your love for the greats today!
Hello! Let me quickly introduce myself, my name is Nikki and I am a fashion blogger from Passerellauk, but most importantly of all, I’m a fully fledged 80’s baby!
Growing up in the 80’s was pretty amazing wasn’t it? There are so many things that make the 80’s great. If you’ve all but forgot the crazy times of the 80’s, then let me jog your memory a little.
Remember Ring pops, Yo Yo’s and Spokey dokes?
We all remember the good old fashioned Yo Yo right? Can you remember the one that lit up? The Coca-Cola spinner? Most people still don’t understand why they were so popular… Why were they so cool? It was all because in 1989 the UK was gripped by Yo Yo fever.. and everyone got involved from our friends, to our mums and dads! We took them to school, we took them to the park, we swapped them, replaced them and finally, got very bored of them and that was the end of the Yo Yo craze! I have to be honest, I never learnt one trick, but if I saw a Yo Yo today I would probably have a go.
Marbles had so many uses in the 80’s didn’t they? There was the simple game of marbles, with a very strange set of rules which ended in me losing my amazing swirly and gaining a chipped cats eye, that I just knew had been found on the floor! The epitome of the marble was definitely the blue one wasn’t it? That blue marble had such an allure, you had to have it! When you finally won it, you were the king of the world…and then you lost it, damn!… “another game”?
Playing marbles was great, but an even better use for marbles was Ker-Plunk!
Your heart is in your mouth as the last couple of plastic sticks remain and it’s your turn. Which one do you go for? Green or yellow? Green or yellow? It’s the hardest decision you’ve had to make all day, except for the game of Jenga earlier. You go for yellow, you can feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, but mainly the weight of the marbles on your stick and you know you’ve chosen wrong. You can’t go back now, that’s it! As the marbles crash down, you catch a glimpse of your sister’s smug face, smiling away, knowing she has just won, for the fourth time today! I’ll beat her at Guess Who!
There was nothing more fascinating than watching a Slinky bounce down the stairs…
I would wait at the top, my sister would wait at the bottom and as that funky little spring made its way down the stairs along came my brother to spoil the fun mid-flow. Just as we finally got it to work. He gives it back in a mass of neon tangles and its game over! “Muuuuuuuuuuum!”
Watching saved by the bell with Zack and Kelly, was like your real life Romeo and Juliet wasn’t it? We were gripped, would they, wouldn’t they? Much like the Towie of today.. or so I hear. Hours upon hours of my 80’s life were spent in a Saved by the Bell trance, wishing I was Kelly and my boyfriend was Zack. Ah, Zack!
Lego! Everyone had Lego, lots of Lego! Little Lego people, Lego flowers, Lego cars, you name it. We had brand new Lego, hand me down Lego, car boot sale Lego, our best friends Lego I planned on keeping. Lego Helicopters, Lego houses, Lego merchandise, Lego turtles, Lego stuck to your foot! Stepping on a sneaky Lego brick is the worst!
If Lego friends were around in the 80’s it would have blown our little minds. Pink Lego? Are you kidding me?
Now the 80’s was all about getting outside, no matter the weather. Partly because I had two siblings and we drove each other mad if we stayed indoors. We had a massive back garden so we would play out there with amazing games like Twister, where we would all get involved.
Being outside in the 80’s was great because we had bikes, and my new Roller boots! Not only could I whiz around on wheels, but I could stop myself by tipping my toe forward whilst imaging I was an ice skater. Oh yeh!
I also enjoyed coordinating my boots and outfit because after all, the 80’s was all about the NEON!
….and it still is today!
Now the 80’s may be a thing of the past, but don’t be sad. We will always have our memories, and when that isn’t enough, we will always have….TruffleShuffle.
For the days when you want to unleash your inner She-Ra…
Have you ever seen such a glorious thing? No we love a good LEGO session, whether it’s building our dream modern style muticoloured house, making a towers as much as possible before running out of bricks or the cat knocks it over (more likely that one). No growing up with this toy, one things we admittedly never thought of was combining this amazing and amazingly simple toy with our all-time favourite retro 80s flicks…The Goonies.
Thankfully someone just did! Yep a fan has submitted this concept design to the people of LEGO to ponder over. The idea is to perhaps celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classic films in 2015…we know…how old do you feel now! EEEEP! Take the tour….
The project, by a user named Lyonsblood, features sets called Fratelli Fracas and Skeleton Scare based on moments from the film. “In 2015, the Goonies will be 30 years old, so what better time than now to start a Cuusoo campaign to reignite LEGO’s interest in this franchise in time for the celebration” said Lyonsblood. “With the success of the Back to the Future set, and Ghostbusters equally riding high in the Cuusoo charts, there’s definately enough interest in retro movies from the eighties.”
With little LEGO figures of the characters we all know and love, we’re so excited to see this become a reality and would be one of the first to put our name down for a set. We can’t help but feel this is 28 years too late though :/ Having this as a kid would have been the must-have set to get. Well….we can still pretend anways.
Check out the set’s LEGO page HERE and give them your support so this can become a reality!
What do you think? Any other classic 80s flicks you’d like to see get the LEGO treatment too? Shout them out below.
We were left positively drooling at these new arrivals from the super-sweet brand Punky Allsorts! Lovingly hand-made, just like mama’s fairy-cakes, these utterly scrumptious delights are the perfect pick-me-up treat (and completely calorie free!)
And, just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, these absolutely gorgeous and nostalgic goodies turned up! How we loved building castles from Lego and practicing our Care Bear stares back when we were little!
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…
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.
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…..
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….
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!
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.