|One for all you slightly younger whipper-snappers coming up! Yep as you all know, all of us TruffleShufflers are 80s babies, born and bred. We’ve lived through some of possible the best times ever when life was simple, fun, safe and well….awesome! But how can we forget our younger and more agile readers who came from a time that gave us, discmans, POGS, The Fresh Prince, The Spice Girls, and so much more!
Now despite our slightly shorter sell by dates, many of us 80s babies grew up with and loved (almost) everything that the 90s brought us and had to offer, so why not celebrate it too!
|To do just this, we thought we would put together some of our favourite things from these great times and give you guys a checklist of sorts that we’re sure all of us 80s kids can appreciate too. Check out our Top 20 Ways You Know You’re a 90s Baby….enjoy!
|Goosebumps! We had our fair share and these were certainly THE scary books to have.|
|Social status in the playground was determined by who had the most and of course the best slammers. Who could do battle with the best of them and come away on top. It was intense.|
|Investing in the future was important…therefore collecting as many Beanie Babies as you could get your eager hands on was a pretty safe bet. Making sure all tags are left on of course.|
|School discos were all about the routines, whether you were cracking out the Macarena, Tragedy by Steps or the Cha Cha Slide, you knew all the moves and probably still do!|
|You knew the joy, hard work and ultimately the heartache of owning a Tamagotchi.|
|Getting up early on a Saturday was totally worth it for some of the simply amazing cartoons that hit the small screen!|
|Walking the movie rental isles searching for the perfect film to pick up on VHS and hoping the previews person has bothered to rewind it. Grrrr!|
|Trying to enjoy a Push Pop only to get your finger all wet and sticky. Gross! Also you were always slightly scared of it popping off and flying into your throat. Must have happened to someone, somewhere right?|
|Having to load up Encarta from a CD-ROM if you wanted to look something up….that was probably out of date….ten years ago.|
|Thinking that light-up shoes were the best things ever and would probably not annoy anyone. You didn’t care, you loved them and still wish you could have them. We sure do!|
|You knew the joy of building something awesome with K’Nex and could build anything you wanted….you were a pro!|
|You knew that a cheeky bit of WordArt would give your school work that extra something special.|
|When it snowed, you would all crowed around the radio waiting to hear your school being called out because it was closed…..only for it not to be. Damn you!|
|You had to deal with the ongoing debate as to who was better, Backstreet Boys or NSYNC.|
|You had fun harassing your friends with a Slap bracelets….until they were banned at your school.|
|You can’t help but finish “Come on Barbie, Let’s go party………”.|
|You knew Batman as Michael Keaton, Not Christian Bale.|
|You spend most of you time on a computer playing DOOM.|
|Inflatable furniture! Just…why?!|
|So there you have them folks! What are your best memories from the 90s? Let us know below…
Feeling all 90s nostalgic? Take a peep at some of our cool 90s T-Shirts over at TruffleShuffle.co.uk. Plenty more retro cool to be had!
|Growing up, the one way to really show your inner colours and passions was how you had your room. What colour or wallpaper you were allowed, what toys you had and of course….what duvet covers you had!
Whether it was something funky with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on, the latest Disney animation flick or perhaps something a little more traditional, your room really was your world and there was bound to be something in there you wanted to show off to your friends whenever they came over.
WELL! Always wanting to live the nostalgia dream and find more and more way to get some 80s coolness back into our lives, we’ve just launched some simply AMAZING new Duvet covers onto the site which we just had to show you guys.
Whether you’re picking up something for you or your little retro fans, we’ve got just the right size and styles for you! Take a peep….
|Make mine a double|
|Duvet for one please!|
|So what do you think folks? Don’t forget to check out our complete range of funky bedding including our infamous Doctor Who Duvet covers which are just about as hot as the come right now.
Are there any more designs you’d like to see? Let us know by leaving a comment below and we’ll see if we can hunt them down.
We’d just like to say another huuuuge thank you to everyone who has been sharing their snaps with us. We really appreciate everyone who takes the time to show us and the world just what they’ve been grabbing and how they’ve styled it.
Fancy being featured in the next insta-llment? Why not snap and upload you very own TruffleShuffle purchases and be sure to tag them with #truffleshuffle or #truffleshufflecom and you can always tag us using out profile @truffleshufflecom so we can’t miss it.
See you next time
|Hello again people of the interwebs!
Hope everyone is making good use of the sunshine as well as of course catching the odd Wold Cup game or Wimbledon match…did someone say Pimms? 🙂
Up here we have another update with some of the latest Instagram uploads featuring some of our very own items including TShirts, hats, mugs, jewellery and more!
|To say a big thank you to everyone who keeps us updated on what you’ve been buying, we’ve decided to put together another little look at some of our top #truffleshuffle Instagram features that have been uploaded by you guys. Take a peep at some of our favourite from the last few weeks….|
|Huuuge THANK YOU to everyone out there who has been taking snaps and sharing them with us and the world, we really love seeing all of our creations out in their new home and next to some smiley faces! Please keep them coming! 🙂
Fancy being featured in the next insta-llment? Why not snap and upload you very own TruffleShuffle purchases and be sure to tag them with #truffleshufflecom and you can always tag us using out profile @truffleshufflecom so we can’t miss it. 🙂
See you next time
In honour of the absolutely amazing eighth instalment of the Mario Kart series and our fab new Mario T-Shirts, we have decided to pay tribute to Nintendo’s finest icon. As a long time gamer since the NES days myself, I am very proud to present to you ‘10 things you (probably) didn’t know about Mario!‘
1 – Mario’s first appearance was in the game Donkey Kong but he was originally named Jumpman. Nintendo must have realised their hero was deserving of something better and his name was changed because of an uncanny resemblance to the landlord of Nintendo’s US office, Mario Segale, who had been busy chasing Nintendo for rent money!
2 – Donkey Kong was originally intended to be a Popeye game but Nintendo couldn’t secure the rights so had to create their own cast of characters. Popeye was replaced with Mario (or Jumpman), Olive Oyl with Pauline (the damsel in distress) and Bluto with Donkey Kong, a legacy was born!
3 – Mario was originally a carpenter when he appeared in Donkey Kong. Since then he became better known as a plumber but has also been a doctor, kart racer, archaeologist, referee, golfer, tennis star, typing tutor and many others. Has he no ends to his talents!
4 – Mario’s appearance was partly influenced by the limitations of the trusty NES and Arcade systems around the time he was created. His sprite wasn’t large enough to fit in a mouth so he got a moustache instead, his distinctive hat was added because it was too difficult to animate hair, and his overalls allowed for his arms to be animated clearer due to them being a different colour to the rest of his body.
5 – Mario was actually the villain of an early arcade title called Donkey Kong Jr. In this game Kong’s son is the plucky hero who is trying to rescue his father who has been imprisoned by an uncharacteristically nasty Mario! He tries to stop Kong Jr on his mission by releasing animals and planting obstacles in his way, what a meanie!
6 – Mario’s main antagonist is the King of Koopas, Bowser, but he wasn’t always the giant fire-breathing turtle that he is today. Miyamoto had originally imagined him as an ox, but other staff members claimed he looked more like a turtle instead, so the design was changed.
7 – The mushrooms from the Mario Bros games are based on a real mushroom called the Fly Agaric with psychedelic effects that make it feel as though you are growing in size when consumed.
8 – Everyone has seen the cover of the original Super Mario Bros many a time, but if you actually look closely you’ll see Mario is actually about to meet an unfortunate end as he is mid fall into a lava pit. That’s pretty sadistic Nintendo!
9 – The Super Mario Bros manual states that the people of the Mushroom Kingdom were all turned into blocks by the Koopa tribe, quite a sombre thought when you think of the number you need to smash and destroy to get to the end of the game! Perhaps you should bare these poor citizens in mind on your next play through!
10 – The original Super Mario Bros game on the NES was Nintendo’s bestselling game of all time until 2006 when Wii Sports was the game to finally outsell it.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these facts and have hopefully learned a thing or two (or 10!) about the Worlds most famous Italian Plumber. If this has got you in the Mario mood we’ve got a great selection of gaming goodies that are bound to appeal to fans of everyone’s favourite Nintendo star.