Dahlicious Discount Inside…

Happy Roald Dahl Day everyone! Can you believe it?! 2016 marks a whizzpopping 100 years since the birth of one of our childhood heroes and the world’s number one storyteller, Roald Dahl.

Here at TruffleTowers we’re celebrating this momentous occasion in style with a simply scrumdiddlyumptious 10% off all Roald Dahl goodies using discount code DAHLDAY.

Just simply apply the discount code at the checkout to start saving. It’s that easy!

Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Speckled Rolled Sleeve Cropped T-Shirt – £22.49 with code Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Wonka Golden Ticket Filled Cushion – £17.99 with code
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Lunch Bag – £10.79 with code Roald Dahl The BFG T-Shirt – £17.99 with code
Roald Dahl Matilda T-Shirt – £17.99 with code Roald Dahl Enormous Crocodile Aluminium Water Bottle – £8.09 with code

Be quick to snap up the amazing offer and it will end at midnight tonight (11:59pm 13/09/16).
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Movie Trailers: 4th to 11th April 2016

As you may have guessed here at TruffleTowers, we like our Movies! Okay maybe just a touch more than ‘like’.

To help feed our passion for the big screen and keep you bang up to date with the latest goings on in the movie world, I will be trying to give you a regular rundown of trailers have have been released that tickle our interest and might just tickle yours too.

So! Check out some of the latest sneak peaks that have just hit the internet….

BFG

Truffle Thoughts: We are incredibly excited for the remake of the classic by Roald Dahl, Directed by Steven Spielberg and Produced by Disney!!! Pretty much a dream team for film greatness or what? Also….is the BFG Bristolian?
A few of us are getting into the retro already with our fab range of BFG Merchandise.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Truffle Thoughts: This trailer is showing us that a little rebellion is in the air and we may just be forced to watch this on release day (#sorrynotsorry). Until then we have our classic Star Wars Tees and accessories to keep us entertained!

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Suicide Squad

Truffle Thoughts: This film definitely looks like it won’t be child friendly, however it is beginning to look like DC have a winner on their hands with some amazing action and all out winner cast. It is Harley a Quinn-cidence that we are excited! (too far?)

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Truffle Thoughts: We aren’t sure if we can wait until November for this magical adventure! This trailer has started to expand on what we can expect, it may not be set at Hogwarts but we think we wouldn’t wand to miss it.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows

Truffle Thoughts: This trailer apart from making us hungry has us oozing with memories of our childhoods watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the floor in front of the telly. So glad to see these dudes are still rocking it and keeping kids and big kids everywhere in on their adventures.

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So there you have them folks! What are you most excited to see out of these choice few? OR perhaps there is something we missed? Let us know by leaving a comment below. ALSO! Don’t forget to get ahead of the trend and snap up some of our official Movie merchandise including many items from these very licences! See you there….

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 186

Great wall of China! It’s the weekend alllll over again. Time for another retro movie rundown!

So like an 4×4 enthusiast with their off-roading, fully loaded, high-riding 4×4 who’s about to set off into the rocky terrain, we find ourselves faced with a weekend of adventure which will take us to far and distant lands. there will be challenges, there will be drama and of course we will come back with a tale to sell. With a mountain amount of retro movie hills to master, we’ll use our skills and endurance to overcome anything that we face and will return for another week, ready to do it all over again!

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 5th MARCH

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Death Becomes Her
(1992) ITV3 6:10am-7:55am (1 hour 45 minutes)
Two romantic rivals are both granted the secret of eternal youth by a mysterious mystic. However, as they battle to get their claws into a plastic surgeon, they discover their now-immortal bodies are capable of taking whatever damage they can dish out. Black comedy fantasy, starring Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis and Isabella Rossellini.

The BFG (1989) CITV 9:25am-11:10am (1 hour 45 minutes)
A friendly giant befriends a lonely little girl and transports her to a strange land. Unfortunately, a number of the other giants there have acquired a taste for eating children. Determined to stop their nefarious habit, the pair set out to charm the Queen of England into putting her armed forces at their disposal. Animated adventure, based on Roald Dahl’s classic tale, with the voices of David Jason, Amanda Root and Angela Thorne.

The BFG Merchandise

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Channel 5 11:30am-2:00pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
A mysterious, planet-sized energy cloud is heading for Earth, destroying everything in its path. Admiral James T Kirk returns to the bridge of the Enterprise to stop the invader, but he has to contend with a bitter rival and the possession of one of his crew by the alien force. Sci-fi adventure, the first movie based on the TV series, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and Persis Khambatta. Part of Star Trek Weekend – Celebrating 50 Years of Star Trek.

Star Trek Merchandise

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) ITV 3:35pm-6:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
James Bond teams up with a KGB agent to recover missing British and Soviet nuclear submarines, before whoever stole them can use their warheads. Unfortunately, 007 was responsible for the death of his new ally’s lover – and she is determined to make him pay before their mission is complete. Spy adventure, starring Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curt Jurgens and Richard Kiel.

Despicable Me 2 (2013) ITV2 5:10pm-7:10pm (2 hours)
A reformed criminal mastermind who has abandoned his wicked ways for a life of fatherhood and jam-making helps a secret agent to bring one of his fellow evil geniuses to justice. The villain in question has stolen a dangerous experimental serum with the power to turn harmless animals into ravening monsters. Animated comedy sequel, with the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig.

Minion Merchandise

Hulk (2003) ITV2 7:10pm-10:00pm (2 hours 50 minutes)
Scientist Dr Bruce Banner turns into the rampaging green Hulk after exposure to a huge dose of gamma radiation, prompting the military to embark on a no-holds-barred mission to destroy the monster. Meanwhile, Banner’s unstable father resurfaces, holding the secret to his transformation. Comic-strip adventure from director Ang Lee, starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte.

Hulk Merchandise

The Inbetweeners Movie (2011) E4 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours)
Awkward teenagers Simon, Will, Jay and Neil plan a holiday to the Greek island of Crete after they finish their exams, hoping to experience drink, sex and debauchery beyond their wildest dreams. However, things do not quite work out as planned. Comedy based on the TV series, with Joe Thomas, Simon Bird, James Buckley and Blake Harrison.

Never Say Never Again (1983) ITV 11:20pm-1:35am (2 hours 15 minutes)
James Bond investigates the hijacking of two American nuclear warheads and tracks the stolen missiles to the Bahamas, where a sinister millionaire working for criminal organisation Spectre is planning to hold the world to ransom. Action adventure, starring Sean Connery, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Kim Basinger, Max von Sydow and Barbara Carrera.

SUNDAY 6th MARCH

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
(1982) Channel 5 1:50pm-3:55pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
The Enterprise crew faces a bitter battle to the death with an old enemy. Khan, a genetically engineered superhuman tyrant, has escaped exile on a barren planet and hijacked a starship to take his revenge on Admiral Kirk, while also scheming to turn an experimental planet-creating device into a doomsday weapon. Sci-fi adventure sequel, with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban and Kirstie Alley.

Back to the Future Part II (1989) ITV2 1:55pm-4:05pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Harry and the Hendersons (1987) 5STAR 2:50pm-5:05pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
A hapless family’s camping holiday in the mountains is brought to a sudden end when they accidentally hit the legendary Bigfoot with their car. They decide to adopt the endearing creature, but have more trouble than expected trying to keep him concealed and to avoid arousing their neighbours’ suspicions. Comedy, starring John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, David Suchet, Don Ameche and Kevin Peter Hall.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Channel 4 4:00pm-6:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Hapless youngster Kevin somehow manages to catch the wrong plane and finds himself heading for New York, while his family jets off to Florida. Having got his hands on his father’s credit card, he is enjoying the good life staying in a luxury hotel – until he bumps into two familiar burglars with an axe to grind. Comedy sequel, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Brenda Fricker and Tim Curry.

Moonraker (1979) ITV 4:15pm-6:35pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
James Bond’s investigations into the mysterious disappearance of a space shuttle lead him to a sinister industrialist, who is plotting to wipe out most of the human race. The secret agent also faces a rematch with his old enemy, metal-toothed hitman Jaws. Spy adventure, starring Roger Moore, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel and Lois Chiles.

Evolution (2001) Film4 4:50pm-6:50pm (2 hours)
Two science teachers investigate a mysterious meteor and discover it is oozing a strange fluid containing millions of minuscule but rapidly evolving organisms – which start to turn into terrifying alien monsters with a taste for human flesh. Sci-fi comedy, starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott, Dan Aykroyd and Ted Levine.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Channel 5 6:00pm-8:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The Enterprise crew travels back in time to prevent an alien probe destroying the Earth. The only thing that can avert the disaster is a humpback whale, a creature extinct in the 23rd century – but adjusting to life back in 1986 proves a distinct challenge. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring William Shatner, DeForest Kelley and Leonard Nimoy, who also directed.

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) E4 6:35pm-9:00pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Secret agent Ethan Hunt sent to find and destroy the only sample of a deadly man-made virus. However, he faces tough opposition in a former spy-turned-criminal mastermind who has already acquired the cure and now wants the pathogen itself. Director John Woo’s action thriller sequel, starring Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton and Anthony Hopkin.

Back to the Future Part III (1990) ITV 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.

Back to the Future TShirts

East Is East (1999) More4 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours)
Pakistani chip shop owner George Khan tries to keep his seven unruly children under control in 1970s Salford. Revelling in the pleasures of adolescence, the flares-wearing youngsters seem determined to ignore his moral advice – but a shock is in store for two of his teenage sons in the shape of arranged marriages. Comedy drama, starring Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jimi Mistry and Archie Panjabi.

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) Channel 4 11:40pm-1:55am (2 hours 15 minutes)
A Navy recruit undergoing officer training has an uneasy romance with a factory worker. He also attracts the attention of a tough, uncompromising sergeant, who sees his potential and is determined to push him to the limit. Romantic drama, starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett Jr, Robert Loggia, David Keith and David Caruso.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, don’t forget your toothbrush and always remember to hide whatever food you don’t want under your fork.

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Competition! Amazing Roald Dahl Goodies Up For Grabs!

Hi Roald Dahl fans! We’ve got such a big treat for you lovely lot this week. Yes we’ve teamed up with the truly amazing people of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate to create one of our biggest and best competitions to date!

As huuuge Roald Dahl fans, we simply had to launch our very own range of Roald Dahl T-Shirts which have gone down a storm. To say a big thank you to everyone and to help inspire people to re-live the childhood classics, we’d like to invite you all to take part in our amazing giveaway…..

The Prize

Possibly our best prizes… EVER! We’re giving just one oh so lucky winner a huge collection of Roald Dahl prizes including a complete hardback book set, three exclusive Roald Dahl T-Shirts of their choice, AND a family ticket for the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Roald Dahl’s hometown of Great Missenden! Amazing or what!?

Included in these prizes are…..

Hardback Books:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Enormous Crocodile, The Witches, James and the Giant Peach, George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Twits, Matilda, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Danny the Champion of the World, Boy, Dirty Beasts, Esio Trot, The Magic Finger, Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. PHEW!

3 Exclusive Roald Dahl T-Shirts (in gender and size of choice): Full range here.

Family ticket for the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre: 2 adults and 3 children.

How To Enter

Entry really couldn’t be easier too! Simply use the RaffleCopter competition system below and follow the instructions on the various entry methods. The more ways you enter, the more chance you will have of winning. Imagine each entry as putting a ticket into a hat, the more tickets, the more chances.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

How Will You Pick The Winner?

The lucky winner will be picked totally at random by the rafflecopter system which will use random.org to keep everything nice and fair.

How Long Do I Have To Enter?

This super special competition will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday 28th August and the winner will be chosen (at random) and revealed the following morning.

How Will I Know if I’ve Won?

Once the winner has been selected, we will contact them directly via one of the methods used to enter (Facebook, Twitter etc) as well as announcing it on the official Roald Dahl and TruffleShuffle Facebook and Twitter profiles. Further to that, we will also publish a closing competition post right here on the TruffleShuffle blog which will also include the prizes and who the lucky winner is.

If you have any questions at all or would like any advice, please either email us on competitions@truffleshuffle.co.uk or leave a comment below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Good luck!

Ts&Cs
Only 1 winner will be selected
If we do not hear back from the winner after 1 week, another will be chosen.
There will be no cash alternative to prizes offered
We reserve the right to close/cancel the competition at any time
Travel to the Museum is not included
Ticket expires 31st March 2014
Winner decision is final

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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