TruffleShuffle Insider: Meet…James

Here it is! Working our way through all the lovely names and faces of the TruffleShuffle dream team, we’ve been taking a little time each month to put one unsuspecting victim member of staff in the spotlight as we fire a whirlwind of questions at them and see what spins back out.

This time it’s the turn of creative genius James to take the hot seat so we can show the world, who he his, what he does here at Truffle Towers and what makes him tick. Sit back and enjoy everyone!

What do you do here at Truffle Towers?
I am the designer of all our TruffleShuffle own brand T-Shirts, which involves working with loads of cool brands such as Coca Cola, Labyrinth, Top Gun, He-Man, Beano, Transformers, Roald Dahl, My Little Pony and many many more.
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How long have you been at TruffleShuffle?
Just over three years, but time flies around here so it feels like about two weeks.
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What do you like most about working here / best thing about your job?
I love the constant new challenges that you get from working on such different licenses, no two days are the same and thinking up new design ideas for all these characters can be a lot of fun.  Plus it’s very cool to work with all the brands I used to love when I was growing up, I could never have guessed when I was younger that I would get paid to design things featuring the likes of Sonic, Asterix or Roald Dahl, what an honour!!
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What is your favourite tee currently on the site?
It would be vain to pick one of my own designs (although having said that I am rather partial to this Old Skool Gamer tee which basically summed up my childhood) so I would have to say this classic A Clockwork Orange -T-Shirt from Out of Print.  I do love a bit of retro design and Out Of Print are masters at creating tees that look like they’re from a bygone era. I’ve got the sweater version but might treat myself to the T.Shirt in time for Summer!

Men's Old School Gamer T-Shirt

Men's Black Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange Novel T-Shirt
When you’re not at TruffleTowers, what do you like to do?
I’ve got a keen interest in all things creative and love a bit of design, photography and illustration. I’m a keen swimmer and can often be found doing multiple laps around the local swimming pool. If I’m having a night in I love computer games (Nintendo fan boy) and watching the odd indie flick or two. I’m also really into music and collecting new vinyl and try to go to as many local gigs as possible.
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Name three things you like…
Nintendo, Whiskey and Wotsits. Sounds like an ideal night in.
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Name three things you don’t like….
Onions, Flying Insects and Jeremy Clarkson.
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What were your favourite three films as a kid?
Gremlins 2, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitters Dead and of course Labyrinth.
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Who is your idol?
Geri Halliwell or Dorian from Birds of a Feather.
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Who is the last band you saw live?
I saw a double bill of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart who were supported by Fear Of Men which made for a very jolly indie pop night last weekend.  I am also very excited to be seeing Kate Bush in a couple of months time which is a big deal for me!
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I am absolutely desperate to go to Japan as I love so much about their culture, if I ever do make it over there it’ll be a pricey visit with all the tat and gadgets I would end up buying. The Funhouse might be quite cool as well, with or without Pat Sharp.
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Which iconic TV/Film car would you most like to own?
I can’t drive so I feel that this question is slightly lost on me.  Because of this I would have to choose KITT from Knight Rider so he could drive himself around for me, it would be like a personal chauffeur.
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What music are you listening to at the moment?
Royksopp, I Break Horses, Sohn, Elephant, MØ, Ronika and Pawws have all had great music out this year.  So, lots of new stuff combined with dreadful cheesy 80s music that always brings a smile to my face.
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If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
I’d probably buy many small apartments around the world and spend my life flitting between them living a life of doing absolutely nothing. I’d also buy as many iTunes downloads necessary to get B*Witched back to the top of the charts where they belong.
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So there you have it folks! Stay tuned for plenty more staff insights and discover even more names and faces from inside TruffleShuffle. See you next time with our next installment!

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Our Top #TruffleShuffleCom Instagrams!

Hello internet explorers!

As we’re sure you already know, we really love getting to see all of our amazing customers and fans getting their hands on something nice and showing it off with pride. Nothing puts a bigger smile on our little faces…well..apart from maybe an early morning cuppa and sneaky bikkie!

With every order we pick and pack each day, each one is destined for an exciting new home where it will be loved and worn with pride by the new happy owner, this is such a great feeling and we REALLY love it when you guys show us where they have ended up and who will be rocking it all, perhaps showing some love for their favorite cuperhero, movie, cartoon, TV Show or even band.

@truffleshufflecom
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….

kerriejohnstonexo - Clueless Sweater

ashierosee - Deadpool Cardigan
Clueless Ugh As If! Sweater Marvel Deadpool Knitted Cardigan

alicefrancesca1 - Labyrinth Vest

giveemhellalice - Clueless T-Shirt
You Remind Me Of The Babe Bowie Labyrinth Vest Clueless T-Shirt

amygraveling - Lion King Necklace

rebeccalbevan - Monopoly T-Shirt
Simba Outline Lion King Necklace from Disney Couture Monopoly Money’s Too Tight To Mention T-Shirt

kellywelly_x - Playdays T-Shirt

bronywilson - Transformers T-Shirt
Playdays T-Shirt Transformers Autobot T-Shirt

sadumari - Breaking Bad T-Shirt

kelliequinn19 - Science Bitch T-Shirt
Jesse Science Bitch Breaking Bad Boyfriend T-Shirt Breaking Bad T-Shirts

em2evol - Sega T-Shirt

lynstagram2 - Nintendo T-Shirt
Sonic and Sega Logo T-Shirt Come and Visit the Mushroom Kingdom Boyfriend T-Shirt

archeravenue - The Twits T-Shirt

corriecozla - Mr Grumpy Mug
Roald Dahl The Twits T-Shirt Mr Grumpy Mug

pipthepomx - Mean Girls T-Shirt

pipthepomx - Mean Girls T-Shirt
On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Mean Girl Vest Boo You Whore Mean Girl Swing Vest
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Phew! So there you have em folks! Sadly we simply couldn’t include ALL the amazing piccys you guys snap and post, but we do try!

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. 🙂

Huge thank you for everyone out there who is sharing their fab new buys with us and helping to spread the word, amazing work everyone!

See you next time

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Look What Just Roald Up! Amazing New Roald Dahl Mugs Now In…

New in book fans! As huuuuge lovers of the classic book series, naturally our amazing and oh so exclusive Roald Dahl T-Shirt range is very close to our hearts and some of our proudest work yet. Naturally, since the launch we’ve been looking for even more ways to show our love and get you guys rocking your favourite Roald Dahl classic in as many ways as possible!

Well we’ve gone and just that with these amazing new booktastic additions….

Featuring alllll the kids classics we grew up with and many still are today, our fab new range of Roald Dahl Mugs are the ideal breakfast buddy, evening warmer or even as a super special gift for any fan out there.

Check out which designs are available to snap up….

Boxed Roald Dahl The Witches Mug

Boxed Roald Dahl The Twits Mug

Boxed Roald Dahl The Enormous Crocodile Mug

The Witches Mug The Twits Mug The Enormous Crocodile Mug

Boxed Roald Dahl George's Marvellous Medicine Mug

Boxed Roald Dahl The BFG Mug

Fantastic Mr Fox Mug

George’s Marvellous Medicine Mug The BFG Mug Fantastic Mr Fox Mug

Boxed Roald Dahl Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Mug

Boxed Roald Dahl Matilda Mug

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Mug Matilda Mug
Pick up your very own from only £6.99!

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 91

Slap my knee and stamp my foot it’s only the weekend!

Like the busy paper hatted waiter at an American style diner, let us be your hard working hero as we rush around, spinning plates, filling fizzy drinks to the brim and serve up yet even more cinematic greatness until you’re fit to burst! Grab your bill and tip well as we you marvel in our classic 80s celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 22nd MARCH

The Addams Family (1991) Film4 1:00 pm-2:55 pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Creepy couple Morticia and Gomez find their unconventional life threatened by a man claiming to be a long-lost relative. When they welcome him with open arms, they fall prey to a plot that could cost them their ancestral home and the family fortune. Black comedy based on the 1960s TV series, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman and Carel Struycken

Field of Dreams (1989) ITV4 11:10 am-1:20 pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A farmer hears a mysterious voice inspiring him to mark out a baseball pitch in a cornfield – which, to his surprise, is visited by the ghost of the star player of the 1919 Chicago White Sox team, whose career was cut short by scandal. It later dawns on him the pitch has a greater purpose – to give people who have sacrificed important parts of their lives a second chance. Fantasy, starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster and James Earl Jones.

Kindergarten Cop (1990) ITV London 3:30 pm-5:35 pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A tough detective is forced to pose as a preschool teacher in a bid to capture a drug dealer whose son is one of the pupils. However, his biggest challenge turns out to be controlling a class full of five-year-olds. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Linda Hunt, Pamela Reed and Richard Tyson

Mannequin (1987) 5* 5:05 pm-7:00 pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A struggling artist gets a job as a window dresser for a department store, only to discover one of his dummies is a reincarnated Egyptian princess who comes to life at night. As he falls for the living doll, she inspires him to transform the shop’s display and make it the most spectacular in town. Fantasy comedy, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall

SUNDAY 23rd MARCH

The Witches (1990) Channel 5 3:50 pm-5:35 pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A boy goes on holiday with his grandmother to a seaside hotel hosting a convention of witches, who have come together to hear their leader’s plan to turn all the children in England into mice. When the chief hag discovers the young lad eavesdropping at their meeting, she decides to make him one of her first victims. Children’s fantasy directed by Nicolas Roeg, based on the book by Roald Dahl, and starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Jane Horrocks, Rowan Atkinson and Brenda Blethyn

The Witches T-Shirt
Ladies Roald Dahl The Witches T-Shirt

Roald Dahl The Witches T-Shirt
Men's Roald Dahl The Witches T-Shirt

This Is England (2006) Film4 9:00
Twelve-year-old Shaun lives with his mother in a shabby council flat in a bleak northern town and is lacking direction after losing his father in the Falklands War. At school, he is befriended by a skinhead gang and the leader takes the boy under his wing – a tie that draws Shaun into a world of racism and violence, but one where he begins to find a new identity. Shane Meadows’ drama set in the 1980s, starring Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham and Jo Hartley

Whip It (2009) ITV2 7:50 pm-10:00 pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Misfit teenager Bliss grows tired of her small-town life and pushy mother, who is trying to relive her lost youth by making her daughter compete in beauty pageants. When she discovers the fast-paced sport of roller derby, Bliss is instantly hooked and joins a struggling team, but has to keep it a secret from her family. Comedy drama, starring Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore, who also directed.

Dogma (1999) Channel 4 10:55 pm-1:20 am (2 hours 25 minutes)
Two fallen angels banished to Earth discover a theological loophole could get them back into Heaven – except their plan will cause the world’s destruction. It falls to a lapsed Catholic woman to stop them, with the aid of two so-called prophets, a muse-turned-stripper and a forgotten 13th apostle. Kevin Smith’s comedy fantasy, starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Lee and Alan Rickman

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, remember to turn off the tap while brushing and turn the lights off. 🙂

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Hurry! Last Day to Get 10% Off ALL Exclusive Roald Dahl Clothing!

Just in case you missed it, this week we celebrated World Book Week, a day full of dressing up (mainly kids but this didn’t stop us), and just about as much inspiration as you could want to pick up that book you’ve always wanted to read and dive in!
But there’s more! As huuuuuge lovers of the Roald Dahl book series, we just had to bring in on very own exclusive range of T Shirts a while back which are all now 10% off!
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With a huge range of Roald Dahl T-Shirts available covering all the classics, check out some of our best selling designs available for less just by using discount code DAHLDISCOUNT14 at the checkout….

Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Speckled Rolled Sleeve T-Shirt
Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Speckled Rolled T-Shirt

Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Vest
Ladies Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Vest

Ladies Roald Dahl Matilda T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Roald Dahl Matilda T-Shirt

Ladies Roald Dahl Charlie And The Chocolate Factory T-Shirt
Roald Dahl Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Tee

Men's Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Men's Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox T-Shirt

Men's Roald Dahl The Twits T-Shirt
Men's Roald Dahl The Twits T-Shirt
Be quick peeps! This offer ends at midnight tonight.

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