In house are in the house! TruffleShuffle exclusives!

We are very excited to reveal a brand new bunch of exciting TruffleShuffle own brand T-Shirts.  We’ve worked with a load of classic licenses that we know you guys love, such as Roald Dahl, She-Ra, My Little Pony, Rainbow, Labyrinth and many more to create a range of clothing that is perfect for any retro enthusiast!  These in house designs are also exclusive to us, you won’t find them anywhere else!

We are absolutely honoured to have this exclusive range of Roald Dahl T-Shirts available at TruffleShuffle! Combining the best author of our time, with the world’s best children’s illustrator – the results speak for themselves.
This Georges Marvellous Medicine t.shirt comes in red and features a front cover illustration of the classic kids book. A must have for any Roald Dahl fan.

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Any book worm types will adore this fabulous Matilda t-shirt design featuring Quentin Blake’s authentic illustration of Matilda surrounded by her beloved books. Printed on bright pink tee, it’s sure to delight fans of the extraordinary girl with ordinary parents!

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This design features that Roald Dahl classic, The Twits. Mr and Mrs Twit, expertly illustrated by Quentin Blake appear on this tee in a fun, book cover style image. A must have for any fan!

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Loving this punk vs cartoon mash up! Inspired by the single artwork for The Sex Pistols, God Save The Queen, these wicked She-Ra T-Shirts features one of our all time favourite heroines. God Save The Princess Of Power!

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This is a class we would’ve liked to be in back in ’83! A fab, new addition to the exclusive TruffleShuffle range on our custom made, scoop neck tee, this particular My Little Pony T-Shirt features a delightful class of ’83 pony print. A great retro find for all you MLP lovers out there!

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Between the years 1982 to 1990 we were treated to an utterly fabulous TV series featuring one of Britain’s most loved ventriloquist and puppet duos, Orville The Duck and Keith Harris! We are super psyched to have these wonderful Orville T-Shirts featuring the cute and cuddly duck alongside an I Wish I could Fly slogan, taken of course, from the that classic hit, Orville’s Song which charted at number 4 in 1983.

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This real ‘gem’ of a tee is a real nostalgic trip, bringing back memories of Jem and her band the Holograms rocking out in the cult US cartoon series! Everyone will love this amazing new Jem and the Holograms T-Shirts!

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These Mr Bean T-Shirts brings back memories of all the little chuckles we had whilst watching the silly character, Mr Bean, played by the amazingly talented Rowan Atkinson. He is looking particularly fancy on this Cool Beans slogan tee, sporting a trendy pair of red wayfarers and a bow tie, he’s one dapper chap!

Well hello there Sailor Zippy!  This nautical inspired tee features Rainbow’s cheeky little character Zippy aboard his boat taking to the seas, all kitted out in his cute sailor gear! Ahoy there, we are totally smitten with these Rainbow T-Shirts, hook, line and sinker!

Rizzo had true girl power, a no-nonsense gal, we loved her character in the cult movie, Grease! This awesome new Grease T-Shirt really captures that attitude, along with the slogan, Get My Kicks While I’m Young!

The worm and his wife were kindly fellows in the cult 80’s movie Labyrinth and this wicked, exclusive Ello Worm tee references a scene in the movie where Sarah is welcomed into their home and offered tea. A great find for those in the know!

If you know the Big Bang Theory like we do, then you will instantly recognise each of the nerdy chaps from the US show by their haircuts alone! Another fab Big Bang Theory T-Shirt to hit the shelves at Truffle Towers!

This geek chic Big Bang Theory tee is based on the catch phrase Bazinga! Created by Sheldon Cooper and features the cast in a retro pixelated design for extra nerdy appeal!

We don’t think there is a person on the planet who has not heard of the most iconic of all drinks brands, this sparkling new Coca Cola T-Shirt is an exciting addition to our official and exclusive range and just the ticket for adding a real pop to your wardrobe! With a classic, vintage distressed logo set against a funky speckled crop tee, it’s a real summer staple which will always be fresh and cool!

Step back in time to the 80’s and re-live an early TV obsession, these awesome new Raggy Dolls T-Shirts features all the key characters including, Claude, Sad Sack, Dotty, Princess and Lucy! Cos Raggy Dolls are happy just to be Raggy Dolls, Raggy Dolls, dolls like you and me…

We love the vintage feel of this very cool new Asterix T-Shirt, exclusive to TruffleShuffle.com! Featuring Asterix and chums in a fab, comic strip style print, it’s a fab way to celebrate the French comic which has been ever so popular since it’s first appearance in Pilote magazine back in 1959.

There should be something for everyone in this collection, I hope you’ve found something you love!  Keep checking back as well because we are constantly updating our ranges, if you have any comments or suggestions we would love to hear them!

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Happy National Book Lovers Day!

It’s not all about the Movies, Games, TV Shows and Music – here at Truffle Towers we also love a good book 🙂

What better way to celebrate National Book Lovers Day (today, Friday 9th August 2013) than with our ever growing collection of Fairytales And Books T-Shirts. Our most recent additions include the fabulous Roald Dahl collection featuring childhood faves The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Twits and of course George’s Marvellous Medicine.

Something a little more grown up more your style?! Check the Out Of Print range for classics such as The Great Gatsby, Moby Dick, Lord Of The Flies, Treasure Island and the good old school study Of Mice And Men!

Plus COMING SOON we have some new titles, The Little Prince, Superfudge By Judy Blume and Watership Down.

In need of some book inspiration for your next chapter you might like The TruffleShuffle ‘Book’et List blog post – listing our fans favourite books, there are some great suggestions, we are currently working our way through 🙂

Have a great weekend, we are going to curl up with a good book, are you?

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New Roald Dahl T-Shirts For Grown Ups!

After the huge success of our Kids Roald Dahl T-Shirts we have had numerous requests for some for grown ups and so we decided to do something about it!

So, we are very excited to be adding the first of our Roald Dahl T-Shirts for adults featuring The BFG, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Mr Fox 🙂

Panic not Roahl Dahl fans, the other faves from your childhood are COMING SOON so keep your eyes on the site for Matilda, George’s Marvellous Medicine and The Twits!

Which was your favourite?

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The TruffleShuffle ‘Book’et List

We recently ran a literature themed Friday Competition on our Facebook page to celebrate the arrival of our new Out Of Print T-Shirts and the response we got was amazing. The question was….

‘If you could create a film from any book that hasn’t already had one made, what would it be and WHY?’

We had hundreds of suggestions: some old, some new and some a little strange – The Dictionary and The Phone Book?!! Us bookworms couldn’t let this fantastic opportunity go to waste and so we decided to create our very own TruffleShuffle Reading List and thought we would share it with you.

We have something for everyone – funny, sad, horror, thriller, fairy-tale; sadly, we couldn’t list them all but there were some firm favourites suggested numerous times and some great write ups, see if any take your fancy!

See if yours made the must read list and see what others have to suggest, our Kindles are now fully loaded with literary delights! 🙂

With 9 mentions the book that came out top (and we can’t believe we haven’t read!) is:

Catcher in the RyeJ. D. Salinger ‘The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared’ is a modern marvel. It’s heartfelt and funny with touching storyline about murder, history, romance and how to reach an old age! It has everything. I don’t think Hollywood could do it justice… I’d imagine it to be in the same kind of vein as Fight Club, seeing things that you never saw before. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be a happy movie, but thought provoking, none the less.

Authors from our childhood featured heavily in your suggestions with Enid Blyton and Roahl Dahl making numerous appearances!

The Naughtiest Girl In The SchoolEnid Blyton. I loved seeing all the silly things she did to get kicked out and I begged my parents to send me to boarding school just so I could try them out. Also the Malory Towers series by Enid Blyton. Looking at how popular “call the midwife” and “Downton Abby” have been I think something a little old fashioned would be very appealing. It would be good for kids to see boarding school being fun without magic being involved!

Malory TowersEnid Blyton. Would love to see a boarding school story done as a film that doesn’t include magic! (i.e. not Harry Potter or the Worst Witch!). Malory Towers books were a huge passion of mine as a child so much it led me to working in a boarding school! The power of books hey?! 2 votes

The Magic Faraway TreeEnid Blyton. I know it’s a children’s book but loved it when I was little and I think it would be a great film full of make believe and adventures and plenty of special effects! 6 votes

Famous FiveEnid Blyton. I don’t know many who haven’t explored her world of storytelling and I think it reminds me a lot of that fascination we all have when we’re young of exploration and discovery! Makes me feel young again just thinking about it!

The TwitsRoald Dahl. It’s a great children’s book and is one of my favourites (even to this day). It would be great in 3D with all the beard issues and bird pies. 4 votes

George’s Marvellous Medicine Roald Dahl. One of my favourite books as a kid, I’ve always been upset there wasn’t a film adaptation of it. I have fond memories of trying to recreate the medicine in my back garden with everything I could get my hands on and being grounded for using really important stuff! Oops! I remember giggling away at the line “grandma’s mouth was puckered up like a dog’s bottom”. So childish but so funny! I love that story, I used to try and make my own marvellous medicine with things I found around the house! Tasted disgusting, and usually toothpaste was the primary ingredient for some reason! If this was to be made in to a film, it would cause child anarchy in homes all around the country, as children try to recreate. 5 votes

A few authors that were mentioned many times for their various books were brought to our attention:

The Graveyard BookNeil Gaiman. A wonderful new take on the jungle book and would make an amazing stop-motion feature! If you haven’t read it check it out! I’ve lent my copy to loads of people and then wrestle to get it back. 2 votes

American GodsNeil Gaiman. Apart from the wonderful imagery, the fact that it amalgamates the iconic feel of “road trip America” with lore from countless mythological pantheons so seamlessly and the diverse characters that each individually feel like their stories could fill a novel, it’s a story with a message that should be heard. One of the finest writers of our time at his best. 3 votes

Good OmensTerry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman. Funny, full of great characters and insightful….plus Death is in it, and he rocks. My most non returned book loan – I’ve lost 6 copies so far! 2 votes

The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents Terry Pratchett. Brilliant plot line, lots of twists and turns and hey… a load of talking animals… what’s not to like?

Shades Of GreyJasper Fforde. It’s kind of a Hitch-Hikers Guide slash 1984 slash Harry Potter. Anyway, it’s all multi-coloured madness and spoons. Brilliantly descriptive book that would translate fabulously on the big screen!

The Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. A kick-ass heroine and characters from dozens of books from Beatrix Potter to Daphne du Maurier and books that never even got published. Wonderfully original and very amusing.

The Eyre AffairJasper Fforde. It’s such a clever nerdy but fun book and the visuals of a world that’s like ours but not quite (e.g. with Air ships instead of planes, Dodo’s for pets and Croquet the most popular sport instead of football) would be amazing to see on the big screen. 2 votes

The Firework Maker’s DaughterPhilip Pullman – A brilliant tale of courage and dedication, it would be great to see Lila’s adventures on screen! Ah and not forgetting the Girl Power element!

The Golden Compass aka Northern LightsPhilip Pullman

His Dark MaterialsPhilip Pullman

The Long WalkRichard Bachman aka Stephen King I never thought I’d be unable to put down a book about a group of teens walking! Post-apocalyptic settings seem to be popular and with the success of The Hunger Games I think this one would do well! I loved that book, couldn’t put it down! I agree it would fit nicely with other survival films of today. 2 votes

The StandStephen King. An epic book that I read in a day and definitely his best work in my opinion! Everyone should read it and in my little mind its like watching a film as you read!

Black HouseStephen King. Because they owe it to Stephen King to make at least one of his horror books into a GOOD film!

The following books received multiple mentions:

The Book ThiefMarkus Zusak. Death narrates the lives of citizens in Nazi Germany (so you know it isn’t going to end particularly well) with focus on a young girl who saves (steals) the books the Nazis deemed unsuitable to read. It’s absolutely heart breaking in parts but such an amazing story about friendship, family, loyalty and defiance. It’s a story that should be shared with all. 3 votes

Flowers In The AtticVirginia Andrews. Such a brilliant book, it has a great storyline and I would love to see the characters come alive on screen. 2 votes

Adrian Mole DiariesSue Townsend. Watching a boy grow into a man with all the drama of being a teenager in between! I think it would be funny and well related to. 2 votes

The Night CircusErin Morgenstern. Reading the book takes me into another world, and seeing it on the big screen would be a visionary feat for my eyes. It would make a beautiful film. It would be so sumptuous to look at, like Moulin Rouge. 2 votes

Other suggestions – we tried to condense it but they were just too good!

The Shakespeare Secret by J L Carrell. It’s like the DaVinci Code but with Shakespeare and better.

Don’t Say GoodbyeFiona Stanford. A heart-warming novel about a military wife and her children living while her husband is deployed. It shows what military wives, girlfriends and families do to survive while loved ones are away and exactly what the military life is like coming from a wife’s perspective. Coming from this background I would love to see something like this being made in to a film just so everyone else can see just exactly what we go through and how hard this way of life is.

False MemoryDean Koontz. Oh my gosh I have never read anything like it – such a thriller with so many plot twists and as the book progresses you realise what is happening is so much more sinister and unexpected to what you think will happen at the beginning. It is such an original plot as well; I have never come across a story like that anywhere else. It is not my favourite book and I don’t read much stuff like that but I have always said it would make an EPIC film and I know it would make millions and millions. Writing this is making me want to read it again!

The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The DarkJill Tomlinson. My favourite childhood book follows the inspiring story of ‘Plop’ the barn owl as he attempts to overcome his biggest fear. Along the way he meets some awesome people who show him that darkness can be beautiful. Plop finds the courage to explore covered by the majestic night sky! -Go-On-Plop!

Daughter of Smoke and BoneLaini Taylor. It’s about a world connected to ours inhabited by angels and chimaera … It is one of the best fantasy/magical novels I have read in a long time (And I read a lot!) the whole premise of this as a movie would be like a magical/Labyrinth style film. I would love to see something like this which has pure writing style and not too much ‘fluff’ something almost believable … Like Labyrinth was for me when I was younger. I knew it wasn’t real… But there was always that possibility…you know what I mean ???!

ScarlettAlexandra Ripley. Written in 1991, it was a sequel to Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell people slated the 823 page book saying it was nothing like the original but it was never meant to be that’s why it was a sequel and will always be remembered by me for my first ‘epic’ read. I just felt that the portrayal onto film could have been excellent and the making were there for another epic film that has faded into the sands of time

The ShackWilliam P Young. A story that inspires hope, faith, courage, forgiveness & understanding from a tragic loss. I’ve a great imagination and love to get lost in my little book world but even I struggled to imagine parts of this book so would Love to see how it would be done as a film. Plus it’s definitely a book that everyone should read (or if it was a film, viewed)!

The Fault in Our StarsJohn Green!! It may not be that well known, but it’s the only book that’s ever made me sob hysterically!!!

The Glass Books Of The Dream-EatersGordon Dahlquist. It’s about a secret cabal of powerful people who are recording peoples exciting (usual sexual) memories into glass books and using them for them own ends, usually blackmail. It’s a fantastic magical realism story, it has a solid female heroine, a mystery, murder, romance, sex, science and political conspiracy. Most importantly it’s set in a time when revolvers are thin on the ground, so there are proper fights with crashing furniture and swords and everything. Take that Marvel.

Johnny Be GoodPaige Toon. It’s about a PA who falls in love with Rock God Johnny who spirals out of control with sex drugs and alcohol and eventually breaks her heart and she leaves LA with his best mate! And then there’s a massive twist which leads to one of her other books Baby Be Mine (i.e. second movie!)

The World HouseGuy Adams. One of my favourite books and really sent me into a world of fantasy like a children’s fairy-tale. Brilliant and mad, and slightly a more adult take on Jumanji. Seeing the house and all its sections such as the giant playroom and the book worm animated, and on full screen, would be amazing.

The Magician by Raymond E. Feist. An amazing book and I think the story & characters are far better than The Lord of The Rings. As a book it’s one that you revisit time after time so it would be incredible to see it brought to life.

The Curious Case Of The Dog In The Night-TimeMark Haddon. Because it captures so well how a learning disability such as Asperger’s can affect an individual and really raises awareness of it in a sensitive and interesting way. Something like that should be shared in as many ways as possible.

The Book Of Lost ThingsJohn Connolly. It’s a fresh take on fairy-tales and who doesn’t love a good fairy-tale?

The Shadow Of The WindCarlos Ruiz Zafón. It’s about a boy called Daniel and his father takes him to the secret Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a huge library of old, forgotten titles lovingly preserved by a select few. It’s an amazing book and I got all my family hooked on it.

The Silver SwordIan Serraillier. It’s about three children, who go on a quest to find their parents, set against the backdrop of WW2. An absolute classic, I can’t believe it’s not already been picked up – it would look epic on the big screen!

The Machine StopsE. M. Forster. Anybody who uses the Internet should read this book. It is a chilling, short story masterpiece about the role of technology in our lives.

If you “feel the need, the need to read” you can see the full list of suggestions on our Facebook competition page.

You can show your appreciation for a “good read” with one of our many book tees while losing yourself in some of these brilliant suggestions. Thanks to all our fans to participated in our Funday Friday Facebook Competiton, we love how passionate and involved you all got on the subject of a good book!

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 53!

Zippidy Doo Da! It has to be a bank holiday bonanza!

As waves rhythmically crash against rocks on a beach, let us be your tiny but eager archaeologist, equipped with a bright red bucket and spade as we excitedly build for you a castle of mega cinematic greatness surrounded by a mote of celluloid wonder so we can proudly raise our flag of retro movie awesomeness.

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 25th MAY

Space Camp (1986)Watch 12:55pm-3:05pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Six high-school students at a summer academy for would-be astronauts find themselves fighting for survival after being accidentally launched into orbit, and individually have to draw on their own particular talents as oxygen levels start to drop. Children’s sci-fi adventure, starring Kate Capshaw, Tom Skerritt, Lea Thompson, Joaquin Phoenix and Tate Donovan.

The Witches (1990)Watch 5:00pm-6:50pm (1 hour 50 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.

Arachnophobia (1990)Watch 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A mild-mannered doctor sets up practice in a small town, but a cloud gathers over his career due to a series of unexplained deaths. Before long, he has to convince the locals that a horde of venomous spiders is responsible and confront his intense fear of arachnids into the bargain. Comedy horror, starring Jeff Daniels, John Goodman, Julian Sands and Brian McNamara.

Forrest Gump (1994)Film4 9:00pm-11:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
A simple soul bumbles his way through a series of bizarre adventures, becoming an American football star, Vietnam veteran, table tennis champion and millionaire businessman – but the love of his life continues to elude him. Robert Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise.

**COMING SOON**  Men's Forrest Gump Bench T-Shirt £19.99 (also available for ladies)
**COMING SOON** Men's Forrest Gump Bench T-Shirt £19.99 (also available for ladies)

SUNDAY 26th MAY

Look Who’s Talking (1989)Watch 2:15pm-4:10pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Pregnant Mollie is dumped by her boyfriend, and sets out after the baby’s birth to find a surrogate father for her infant son Mikey, who comments on proceedings through a wisecracking inner monologue. Mikey is confident the cab driver who helped deliver him is the perfect man for the job – but his mother is less than convinced. Comedy, with John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and the voice of Bruce Willis.

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)Film4 3:05pm-4:50pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A scientist perfects a device for making objects grow when they come into contact with electricity. Unfortunately, his two-year-old son is accidentally turned into a giant and goes on the rampage through the streets of Las Vegas. Disney comedy sequel, starring Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri and Lloyd Bridges.

Crocodile Dundee II (1988)Film4 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The rugged Australian adventurer sets out to save his reporter girlfriend from New York drug dealers. Having rescued her from their clutches, he realises they will soon be coming after him – so he decides to even the odds by luring them to the Outback for a final showdown. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Charles S Dutton.

Back to the Future Part III (1990)ITV2 6:40pm-9:00pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly is transported back to the days of the Wild West, where he strives to save his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown from death at the hands of a villainous gunslinger. Final instalment in the sci-fi comedy trilogy, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F Wilson.

Ladies Back To The Future Delorean Firetracks T-Shirt £19.99 (also available for men)
Ladies Back To The Future Delorean Firetracks T-Shirt £19.99 (also available for men)

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 27th MAY

Romancing the Stone (1984)Channel 4 1:05pm-3:10pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A romantic novelist goes in search of her kidnapped sister in the steamy jungles of South America, only to become the target of a villainous general who demands as a ransom the valuable treasure map in her possession. Help is at hand in the form of a craggy daredevil fortune hunter, who has his eye on a share of the profits. Comedy adventure, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.

Cool Runnings (1993)BBC1 London 1:55pm-3:25pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
A sprinter fails to qualify for the Jamaican Olympic squad, but refuses to give up his dream. Learning that a former US bobsleigh coach is living nearby, he seizes the chance to shine in an entirely different sport, and cajoles three of his friends to join him in training for the 1988 Winter Olympics in the far less tropical environment of Canada. Fact-based comedy, with John Candy, Leon, Doug E Doug and Malik Yoba.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)Film4 5:00pm-7:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A reclusive genius creates a boy but dies before completing him, leaving his brainchild with scissor-like blades in place of hands. A kindly woman from a nearby suburb takes pity on the lonely boy and welcomes him into her home. He quickly becomes a hit in the neighbourhood – but then his new friends start to turn against him. Tim Burton’s fantasy, starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent Price.

Short Circuit (1986)Movies 24 5:00pm-7:00pm (2 hours)
A military robot is struck by lightning and develops a mind of its own. The machine embarks on a series of comic misadventures, but the company that made him want him back. He realises his only hope is to convince the scientist who invented him that he really is alive. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy and Fisher Stevens.

Bam! Bonus movie clip time for y’all to get in the mood a lil’ bit o’ shrimp knowledge.

Whatever you get up to this Bank Holiday, remember don’t eat the gum from under the table and enjoy yourselves.