Great Scott! Back for the Future???

Being a child of the 80s meant that I grew up being ‘WOWed’ by a whole host of amazing movies such as Goonies, E.T, Labyrinth and Ghostbusters. But there is one movie that I watched so much I managed to wear out the VHS tape, this movie was Back to the Future 2.

If you haven’t ever seen Back to the Future 2, where have you been?

The story is about a character called Marty McFly who has only just got back from the past (Back to the Future), when he is picked up by Dr. Emmett Brown in his DeLorean time machine and sent through time to the future, 2015 to be precise. Marty’s job in the future is to pose as his son to prevent him being thrown in prison. Unfortunately, things get worse when the future changes the present. Check out the original trailer below…

Being a car and gadget obsessed youngster there were a whole host of reasons to make me excited about this movie, the DeLorean time machine now being able to fly, Hover Boards, pretty much everything to do with 2015 (The future looks amazing) but there is one thing in this movie I remember wanting more than anything else. Marty McFly’s Nike Sneakers! The light-up emblem and power laces blew me away. These are the best shoes never made….

Not any more….. 22 years later and Nike have (kind of) made my dreams come true with the 2011 Nike MAG….

Nike MAG Sneakers
Nike MAG Sneakers

Want to know more about these famous sneaks? Well, The glowing LED panel is there as is the electroluminescent NIKE logo on the strap. The foam support in the ankle and toe box have been increased for comfort which differs from the original in the “Back to the Future” movie. The MAG can be illuminated by pinching the corner of the high top. The feature itself makes it the first rechargeable footwear from Nike. Each shoe holds a five hour charge.

And while the power-lacing system isn’t a reality just yet (apparently Nike is working on it), from the 8th September Nike listed a limited run of 1500 pairs of MAGs on ebay. 150 pairs have been selling everyday and will continue upto the 18th September. With prices ranging from $1200 to $4250 you will need fairly deep pockets to get your hands on some. Click here to go to the Nike MAG ebay pages.

If you are lucky enough to get your hands on some of these fabulous shoes, not only will you be the envy of all your mates but you can be firm in the knowledge that your love of all things retro has helped out a great charity. All net proceeds from the sale of Nike MAGs will be going to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. I think you’ll agree, this is a WIN-WIN situation!

If any of our fans are lucky enough to actually get a pair, send a pic into our Facebook page so we can all be extremely jealous of you!!

Whilst you are here, why not check out my Top 3 Back to the Future goodies from TruffleShuffle?

The Delorean Men's Back To The Future T-Shirt from American Classics - £22.99
The Delorean Men's Back To The Future T-Shirt from American Classics - £22.99
Men's Back To The Future Biff Co T-Shirt from American Classics - £22.99
Men's Back To The Future Biff Co T-Shirt from American Classics - £22.99
Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Men's T Shirt from American Classics - £19.99
Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Men's T Shirt from American Classics - £19.99

Get your fangs into this Teen Wolf Fans!

So has anyone been watching the new small screen version of Teen Wolf?

Obviously, here at TruffleShuffle, we’re HUGE fans of the original movie so it was with some trepidation that we thought we’d give the new TV version a go. It premiered in the states back in June on MTV and it’s now being shown over here on Sundays and Thursdays on Sky Living at 8pm!

The new series is a sexier and darker take on the 1980’s cult classic movie but will it live up to the movie which inspired it?

The story centres around socially awkward Scott McCall (played by Tyler Posey who also appeared in Maid in Manhattan, Brothers and Sisters), the quintessential outsider, whose life is turned upside down after a terrifying encounter with a werewolf. To Scott’s amazement, his body begins to develop super-human abilities overnight. Life has never been so good for once unnoticed Scott, who, thanks to his new found success in the school lacrosse team soon becomes the most popular and desirable guy in school.

If that’s whet your appetite, here’s the trailer…..

Will his new gift prove to be a blessing or a curse though? Only time will tell!

Obviously you can’t blame the show creators for cashing in on the huge vampire and werewolf craze but have they done one of our favourite movies justice or are they just going to piss off a whole bunch of 80’s kids by dirtying the name of such a true movie classic? Well we’ve tuned into the first few episodes and to be honest, we’re struggling to see any resemblance to the original apart from the title! They’ve totally changed the tone and mythology of the story and gone for a much darker, scarier and edgier theme. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though – obviously we understand they had to make changes to bring it into the 21st century and if it means a new generation falls in love with Teen Wolf (albeit a totally different incarnation) – I guess that’s OK with us. Plus, as remakes go, this isn’t too bad. The acting is decent, there’s plenty of comedy thrown in, along with a big dose of teen angst for good measure. It’s not Teen Wolf as we know it so we just hope any new fans it brings in take the time to watch the original too because let’s face it, everyone should!

In light of that, we couldn’t resist grabbing the “B” Ball (the TV show have gone for lacrosse instead by the way – what’s that all about?) getting in some car surfing and howling at the moon with some original Teen Wolf moments…..

Who hasn’t wanted to do this?

And of course, no 80’s classic would be complete without a cheesy 80’s rock sound track and man this is one of the cheesiest I’ve heard…..

Of course, as one of our fave movies, we couldn’t resist adding a few cheeky Teen Wolf tees to the site too!

Men's Teen Wolf T-Shirt £24.99
Men's Teen Wolf T-Shirt £24.99

We particularly love this design from POPMASH which is the kind of reinterpretation which we definitely love!

Men's Springsteen Wolf T-Shirt from Popmash £18.99
Men's Springsteen Wolf T-Shirt from Popmash £18.99

And while we’re on the subject of Teen Wolf Merchandise… check out these awesomely cool Teen wolf inspired Pumps from Nike. GENIUS!