|No, we are your father-land for retro awesome t-shirts!
It’s true, over the years we’ve seen our fair share of cool t-shirts come and go, each to a loving new home, and because of this we know some real beauties when we see them!
|Always wanting to stay at the top of our game, we’ve been busy searching the galaxy and have come up trumps with some exciting new designs that are rocking the super hot sublimation print!
|First up is this absolute classic of a sci-fi click! A true fight between good and evil, Luke Skywalker battles Jabba the Hut and cruel Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and triumph over the Galactic Empire! If you’re a fan of The Return of the Jedi, then this t-shirt is just what you need to flaunt some cool appreciation for Star Wars.
|‘Hans’ up if you love Star Wars? We sure do, which is why we love this sublimation tee featuring Hans Solo. Flaunt some geek appreciation in style with this awesome all-over design!|
|When it’s a battle between TruffleShuffle and boring t-shirts, who are you going to side with? Good answer! Show the world you mean business while paying homage to the awesomeness that is Star Wars!|
|Last but no means least we have this total gem featuring The Empire Strikes Back. When the team are attacked by the Imperial forces and its iconic AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. Evil but pretty cute little guys really.|
|So there you have them folks! Hopefully we’re inspired some geek appreciation of your very own and have shown you just how cool sublimation prints can be!
for all these and so much more, check out our full range of Star Wars T-Shirts today and pick our your perfect design, fit and characters.
|Love Star Wars? Indiana Jones? Labyrinth? American Graffiti? or The Land Before Time? Well! You certainly have one man to thank for all of these! Whether it be directing or producing, George Lucas as been a huge part of some of our favourite and the most iconic films ever!
Yep without the mighty George Lucas we would never have imagined a galaxy full of Jedi, Sith, stormtroopers, droids, Wookiees, Ewoks and AT-ATs. We would never have re-enacted outrunning a big boulder while trying to swipe a Golden Fertility Idol. Heck, without Lucas we’d never have known the power of the Force! Can you imagine that?
|Yep the big man himself is turning a cool 70 today which has just given us another reason so get digging into the weird and wonderful world of the Internets and sniff out some cool and perhaps lesser known facts about the man himself. Oh how we spoil you!
Take a peep below at some of the things we’ve discovered about our movie hero….
|1. He was a camera operator in the Rolling Stones 1967 concert film Gimme Shelter.|
|2. Lucas is a major collector of the American illustrator and painter Norman Rockwell. A collection of 57 Rockwell paintings and drawings owned by Lucas and fellow Rockwell collector and film director Steven Spielberg were displayed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.|
|3. His Skywalker Ranch facility in Marin County CA is located off of Lucas Valley Road, a fact that is purely coincidental as Lucas Valley Road was named after the 19th-century rancher John Lucas.|
|4. Lucas was actually rejected from joining the US Air Force because he had too many speeding tickets. Naughty boy!|
|5. Although a very wealthy man, Lucas has given a simply huge amount of money to some amazing causes including The Giving Pledge led by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. He has pledged to give half of his income to charity and even more recently donated $4.05billion from his Disney deal to his education charity (George Lucas Educational Foundation). He also donated $175 million to his alma mater film school|
|6. Long before he became obsessed with film making, he actually really wanted to be a race-car driver, and he spent most of his high school years racing on the underground circuit – A major crash that nearly killed him changed his mind. Smart move.|
|7. He originally came up with the story idea behind Indiana Jones while on vacation in Hawaii with Steven Spielberg. Lucas decided to produce while Spielberg would direct. BFF’s!|
|8. This is just too cool! He modeled Chewbacca after his own dog, an awesome Alaskan Malamute. The same dog, named Indiana, was also the namesake for the Indiana Jones series. HERO!|
|9. While at University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, he shared a dorm room with future musical film ‘Grease’ director Randal Kleiser.|
|10. His nickname in high school was Luke. This later became the name of the hero of his original Star Wars trilogy, Luke Skywalker.|
|From everyone here at TruffleShuffle, Happy Birthday George! Weird to imagine a childhood without his work.|
|Show your love for these classics and this great man of the movies with a selection of our Movie T-Shirts including Star Wars T-Shirts and exclusive Labyrinth T-Shirts!|
|That time again already?! Wow this day has come around faster than a Wookie down a water slide on Park Street!
Yep, today the world goes Star Wars fanatic once again as it’s May 4th which can only mean one thing…..National Star Wars Day! – ‘May the 4th’… ‘May the force’… get it?! Cool huh.
|With so much hype surrounding the new films and particularity the release of the cast line up (which we covered on our blog HERE…..go see who they are!), it seems this movie icon is one again rearing it’s helmet wearing head and will be back in action bringing us all new action and adventure and no doubt plenty more future classics in our movie collections!
Now traditionally, Star Wars day is celebrated by fans and fellow eccentrics everywhere by wearing Star Wars T-Shirts, amazing costumes and generally as much gear as possible while making force-related puns and of course a lightsaber noise or ten…our idea of heaven right!?
|But that’s not all folks! As you might have spotted on here is on our various pages and profiles spread across the net, we’re running a simply huuuuge Star Wars Competition giving just one lucky Star Wars fan the chance to win all of this!|
|For you chance to enter and for full details on what’s up for grabs, head on over to our competition blog post and follow the instructions. Be quick though! This will all come to an end at midnight tonight and we will be picking our winner at random tomorrow (5th May).
Good luck everyone!
So what are you doing to celebrate May The 4th? Let us know by leaving a comment below…
Smokey bacon sandwiches! It has to be the Weekend!
So, inside a white laboratory, found in the depths of a government run research facility. Let us be your highly intelligent, super smart micro biologist, as we stare into our microscope looking for the secrets of retro movie magic, we’ll splice together neutrons and electrons to create cinematic greatness before we discover the breakthrough that is celluloid wonder.
Have a happy retro weekend!
SATURDAY 3rd MARCH
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) Channel 5 12:30pm-3:05pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
The infant heir of an aristocratic English family is raised by apes in the African jungle after his shipwrecked parents are killed. Years later, he saves the life of a Belgian explorer, who returns him to England so he can claim his birthright. Drama based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel, starring Christopher Lambert, Ian Holm, Andie MacDowell and Ralph Richardson.
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) ITV2 5:45 pm-8:30 pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn are instructed to protect Queen Amidala when her planet is invaded. Escorting her away from danger, they meet gifted youngster Anakin Skywalker, who seems ideally suited to join the pair’s order – but is unaware of just how powerful he could become. Sci-fi prequel, starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Ray Park.
Arachnophobia (1990) 5* 5:50pm-8:00pm (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.
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) Film4 9:00pm-10:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A man suffering a mid-life crisis tries to recapture his lost youth by going back to his old haunts with two equally unhappy friends and his teenage nephew. They end up being transported back to 1986 and are tempted to give themselves the lives they always wanted – despite warnings that they must not change anything. Sci-fi comedy, starring John Cusack, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson and Rob Corddry.
SUNDAY 4th MARCH
Beethoven (1991) ITV2 12:35pm-2:20pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
An all-American family adopts a huge St Bernard, but the father is dismayed when it turns into a one-dog disaster zone. He insists the mutt must go to a new home, but when it is kidnapped by a crooked vet, dad has a change of heart and races to the rescue. Comedy, starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Oliver Platt and David Duchovny.
Getting Even with Dad (1994) 5* 1:35pm-3:50pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Spoilt child Timmy goes to live with his outwardly respectable father, but realises he is a small-time thief planning his latest robbery. Timmy sets out to reform his dad, and in the meantime manages to fix him up with an attractive undercover cop – leading to much confusion. Family comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson, Glenne Headly and Hector Elizondo.
Stargate (1994) Channel 5 6:45pm-9:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
An Egyptologist and a soldier head an expedition through a mysterious portal to an alien planet. The world they find resembles ancient Egypt and is under the rule of a tyrant who has convinced the downtrodden inhabitants that he is a god – until the humans incite the enslaved populace to fight back. Sci-fi adventure, starring Kurt Russell, James Spader and Jaye Davidson.
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) ITV2 7:15pm-10:00pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and apprentice Anakin Skywalker are sent to protect Senator Padme Amidala from an assassin. However, as galactic civil war threatens to erupt, the pair are forced to split their efforts, leading Anakin into an ill-advised romance and the beginnings of a journey toward the dark side. George Lucas’s second prequel to the original sci-fi trilogy, starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman and Christopher Lee.
Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember, put sprinkles on your ice cream and always enjoy yourselves.
|It’s finally happened Star Wars fans! Yep Disney and Lucasfilm recently just revealed who will be donning the costumes and getting in front of the camera to film the next instalment of the Star Wars empire. Take a look!
|With some old familiar faces as well as plenty of fresh young talent landing the job, actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Kenny Baker (R2-D2) as they do their thing once again.
|Director J.J. Abrams had this to say,
“We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”
|We’re so excited to see even more Star Wars action become a reality once again. It’s great to see a lot of the original cats member back doing their thing, it really wouldn’t be the same without them. Not to mention some amazing new cats member who will get the chance to help create movie history and perhaps launch them into even greater stardom. Some names and faces to take note of for sure.
This next instalment is expected to hit cinemas in December 2015..
|So what do you think is the cast? Did they make the right choices or would you have liked to have seen someone else hitting the silver screen? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
|Don’t forget to get geared up and ready to rock with some of our amazing Star Wars T-Shirts featuring some of the most iconic movie characters ever. A great way to show your love in style!|