|Ever wanted to fly like Superman? Have awesome gadgets like The Batman or even hop into the ring like Rocky? Well with our new Superhero Snugglers you can be a step closer to that dream and put your feet up and drink tea (milk and one please!). At least you’ll have an easier time looking like your heroes than some of these crazy cats as I reveal some of my favourite ever Cosplay…..fails.
1) Looks like Tony Stark was felt the credit crunch while making the new Iron Man suit.
2) On second thoughts, maybe George Lucas needed just a pinch more CGI
3) Wonder (how many pies?) Woman
4) I wonder if you put him on the hob you get popcorn…
5) Umm it’s clobbering time????
As you know – we’re always on a fact hunting mission, if it’s interesting and related to the cool t-shirts we sell – we will most definitely share it with you! Whether it be on the TruffleShuffle Facebook page, or on the TruffleShuffle Twitter page, we always like to share the retro goodness. We thought it was about time we put together our favourites….let us know if you have any interesting facts – we’d love to hear them!
Did you know…
The Beatles earned $90,000 in 35 minutes for their Minneapolis show in August 1965.
They had to stop touring as the music couldn’t be amplified loud enough to play over screaming fans.
The name “Harry Potter” is mentioned 18,956 times throughout the entire Harry Potter book series.
J.K Rowling originally planned to kill Arthur Weasley in Order of the Phoenix but decided on Sirius Black.
Rupert Grint (Ron) wanted to be an “Ice Cream Man”, he bought an ice cream van with his Potter money.
If police officers in Thailand break the law they are forced to wear pink armbands featuring Hello Kitty!
The whoopee cushion was invented by a 14-yr-old Roman Emperor who was assassinated by the time he was 18.
Jack Daniel’s last spoken words before he died were “One last drink, please.”
Jim Cummings, voice of Winnie The Pooh, calls children in hospital & talks to them in character! (this is one of our favourite facts!)
Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor for “lack of creativity”.
Hugh Hefner started Playboy after resigning from Esquire mag because he was being denied a $5 pay rise.
Playboy was originally going to be called ‘Stag Party’.
Marvel Universe has created over 9000 superheroes & other characters in the 74 years its been publishing.
In the original stage-play “The Wizard of Oz” Dorothy’s companion was not Toto, but a cow named Imogene.
The first couple to ever be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Santa started wearing red after Coca-Cola’s 1920 advertising campaign, he used to wear blue green or yellow.
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As lovers of everything Batman, one thing that always makes us fall just that little bit extra in love with the caped crusader is his impressive arsenal of gadgets!
Whether he’s getting himself out of trouble or taking down the latest villains, Batman always surprises us with his latest top-of-the-range cutting edge gadget that are the perfect tools for the job of protecting Gotham City.
As a bit of fun and to help remind ourselves and you guys of the impressive collection, we thought we would rustle up a little shortlist of some of our personal favourites that we would love to own for every day (maybe not everyday then) life. Take a look….
Originally debuted on the silver screen in 1989’s Batman, the grapple gun has certainly taken Batman out of some sticky situations as well as keeping him on the tails of those pesky baddies. Essentially a spring loaded hook attached to some special ultra thin, ultra strong wire to keep everything nice and compact, it can be launched anywhere and will pull you up and away out of danger.
Why do we want this? Well, imagine this…walking down the street and spot someone you’d rather not speak to…fire and away you go until the coast it clear. Social bliss! Plus it beast walking up flights of stairs huh.
Perhaps one of his lesser known gadgets and only really seen in the comic series, essentially heel propellers are just that….special propellers built into his boots. Could you really imagine batman floundering around in the water with a full suit on? Na!
Why do we want this? Two reasons mainly…swimming is hard, tiring and well for us at least, slow. Secondly, FUN! How much fun would it be to effortlessly whizz around in the water with some of these?? Enough said.
Fans of the classic Batman films will know this one! Who could forget that classic tension building sequence from BATMAN: THE MOVIE, in which Adam West has a ‘slightly less than real’ shark attached to his leg and punching it just won’t do, so Robin must leave the helicopter on auto-pilot and scale the ladder to pass him (upside down) his shark repellent bat spray. Impressive stuff! If you haven’t yet seen this clip, a little YouTube search is a MUST!
Why do we want this? To be perfectly honest, we doubt it would come in much use in our typical day, but who knows where our heel propellers could take us! Mostly it would be bragging rights for down the local really.
Possibly one of the coolest cars ever to hit the silver screens, the legendary Batmobile is one of the most ultimate cars. It can go everywhere, do everything and is about as subtle as a sucker-punch to a lions face…if you get the message. While there have been a few versions of this ultimate gadget, the latest edition is about as functional as they come and would be our pick of the pack.
Why do we want this? Easy one! Wherever you want to go, whatever the situation, this thing will take it on with east. No one will dream of cutting you up on your daily commute will they? Probably gets good MPG too…. okay maybe not.
Memory Fiber Bat Cape
First seen in Batman Begins, when Batman charges his cape with an electric current, the material becomes rigid and takes on a shape mimicking bat wings. He can then use his cape like a glider and, next to his grappling hook, it’s the closest he comes to actually flying. Not only does this thing look cool, but it means you can fly….or maybe just fall with a lot more style perhaps.
Why do we want this? Ever find yourself stuck at the top of a building with no way of getting off? Nor us BUT if you ever did this would be the perfect thing. Would also make any fancy dress party and easy choice at least.
That’s all folks, what gadgets would you most like to own? Let us know with a comment below.
Get some batman in your life the easy way with our huge range of retro Batman T-Shirts including these little beauties…
If you know anyone who loves a bit of sparkle, it doesn’t get much sparklier than the beautiful jewellery from Disney Couture! With Christmas in just a few weeks time we thought you might like a run down of our top picks from Disney Couture – they make the perfect stocking filler (or just a little gift to yourself perhaps?!)
I was VERY tempted to name this blog post “na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na naaa Batman!” because as you have probably realised by now that’s how mature I am. But there’s something about superheroes such as Batman that bring out that childish side to you. We all know that the idea of a man getting superpowers after being bitten by a radioactive spider or a man going around dressed as a bat is quite ridiculous yet we’re still enticed and get stupidly excited about this fantasy world.
Perfect example of this is of course ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ which is the third and final instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
I’ve never seen so many people- of all ages-get so excited by one film. It is definitely a buzz that only certain movies bring. After all, superheroes are amazing. Growing up I used to love watching superhero films such as Superman and Batman. Even TV series such as Wonder Woman and don’t laugh…Captain Planet.
Batman is the one superhero that really takes me back to my childhood. Forget the films; I always preferred Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo in the TV series. I can remember watching the TV series during our summer holidays on Channel 4 around 1.30pm! At the time they were so gripping and totally believable. I never questioned the convenient gadgets (there are 100 flights of stairs and the lifts not working…oh wait we can use the Batjet which is conveniently placed in the Batmobile) or the fact that nobody could tell that it was Bruce Wayne as Batman. Who can forget the “Bam! Crash! Wallops!”?
It was this cheesy side of Batman that I preferred growing up and despite watching most of the Batman films my allegiance was always to the 1960’s caped crusader. But then Christian Bale happened.
Man he’s beautiful. But forget his beautiful face for a second if you can…it was his dark and suave Batman that got me gripped. Christopher Nolan’s Batman was a far cry from the ones I was used to- and I liked it!
So last week, I too was stupidly excited for the release of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. With the day off from work, I managed to watch it before my friends who are die-hard Batman fans. Ha!
Without spoiling the film for those of you who haven’t seen it, it was amazing. I think the words “Oh Em Gee!” really sum it up.
After watching the film, all I wanted to do was put on a mask and go fight crime. But I sort of chickened out. So instead I put on a TruffleShuffle tee and just pretended I was Batman. Safer that way really…
As we’ve finally got a bit of sunshine, I wore my AWESOME Junk Food slouchy Batman t-shirt with some vintage denim shorts, spotty tights and hi top trainers. Not forgetting my aviators for the sunshiiine.
When I first got my latest Junk Food t-shirt (sized Medium) I thought woah this is big but once worn it looked fine as it’s meant to be slouchy. Perfect for when the weather is like this as its more comfortable and cooler.
Obviously being me, I couldn’t resist putting on a makeshift cape and pretending to be Batman. So mature Sunny, so mature.
I think this is the reason I’m not featured on the ‘cool’ blogger lists haha. But hey that’s the beauty of Truffleshuffle t-shirts. You get to relive your childhood and bring out that fun side of you! Who wants to be a bore!? Not me.
And if you’re not a fan of Batman *disappointed face* then there are loads of tees available that you could look cool in. I’ve got my eyes on the new Rocky t-shirts (yo Adrian!) as well as the Big Bang Theory T-shirts (Bazinga).
But for now, I’ve got a city to protect from crime and injustice. Ahem…