Cakeworthy’s Summer Collection At TruffleShuffle!

Disney fans everywhere, we’ve got a treat for you that’s sure to sprinkle a whole lot of Tinker Bell’s pixie dust all over your style and collections!

The masterminds at Cakeworthy have been working some serious magic once again with this latest drop of stunning Disney clothing including dresses, TShirts and shirts that feature some of the most iconic movies and characters ever created.

Take a look at their latest collection from this iconic brand…

Beauty And The Beast All Over Print Button Up Dress from Cakeworthy

Be the Belle of the ball with this adorable Beauty And The Beast All Over Print Button Up Dress from Cakeworthy featuring Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Chip and the rest of the dining room gang.

Pocahontas Bath Tie Dye Dress from Cakeworthy

Designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the animated classic, this Pocahontas Bath Tie Dye Dress from Cakeworthy features a playful print of the bathtub scene when the rascally raccoon and pampered pug meet for the first time. Continue reading “Cakeworthy’s Summer Collection At TruffleShuffle!”

TruffleShuffle Insider: Meet…Ron!

It’s here again folks! Taking a quick break from all the buying, sorting, boxing, and of course talking to you love lot, we’re back with another little insight into one unsuspecting member of the TruffleShuffle super group to see who they are, what they do here and just what makes them tick.

This time it’s the turn of the warehouse superhero Ron…. good luck! 🙂

What do you do here at Truffle Towers?
Self-appointed early morning tea lady/ Ship Captain aboard the SS TruffleShuffle, wall painter, office vandal and sometimes (when it’s not too busy) Retro movie rundown writer.

How long have you been at TruffleShuffle?
8 or so years I started way back in 2006. At the time I was off work for a few months due to a minor motorcycle accident.  So I spent the majority of that time browsing the internet and playing half-life. It was my Pops that pointed out the ad on TruffleShuffle’s website looking for a warehouse assistant. I promptly applied, a week later I had the job!
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What do you like most about working here / best thing about your job?
I’m always busy which I like. There’s always a job to do whether it’s checking in deliveries, busting out orders, building things or being allowed to paint on the walls. Also the nice friendly over excited often confused people. I think if there were a zombie outbreak there’s no other group of people I’d prefer to be stuck with.
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What is your favourite item currently on the site?
Out of pure envy this because I would like a grown up version…

Kids Tigger Hooded All-In-One Costume
When you’re not at TruffleTowers, what do you like to do?
Taking my 19 month old dog Maxwell on massive walks and causing mayhem, there’s nothing greater in this world then watching a happy little dog bounce about chasing other happy dogs. Painting and drawing when the inspiration grabs me.
Mullins (Lee) and I created a comic book a few years back that I keep meaning to complete called Stanraaaa! About a circus freak and a donkey who work in a convenience store. Baking cakes only if it’s requested… I only bake boozy cakes. For example cakes that include brandy or rum. My last creation was salty sea dog rum brownies.
Name three things you like…
Spooning Maxwell. Some people say it’s wrong to share a bed with your dog they could be right because I might have fleas.
Drawing pictures with my 2 year old niece Violet, I’ll draw a picture she’ll say what it is and scribbles over it. Great fun.
Standing around in the rain not in the middle of winter that’s mad but on a hot day just after you’ve cut the grass.
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Name three things you don’t like….
Big Bird, for scaring me every time I tried to watch Sesame Street.
Telephones, I have a paralyzing irrational fear of using them I don’t even use a mobile. The only way I contact people is by post like in olden times.
Flip Flops! Nobody wants to see your scabby, crusty, yellow foot strapped to piece of foam, put some proper shoes on weirdo!
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What were your favourite three films as a kid?
The Lost Boys because Biker Vampire’s and saxophone solos are pretty cool.
The Karate Kid, I’m still trying to master catching a fly with chopsticks.
Jurassic Park because it got me excited about dinosaurs again.

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Who is your idol?
My late Granddad who inspires me to be happier person, a better baker and more creative person in general.
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Who is the last band you saw live?
I’ve not seen any bands in a very long time and can’t actually remember the last band I saw I have no answer here sorry.
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I’ve always been drawn to Alaska, I like deep forests and cold weather. Ideally I’d go on a pilgrimage to the magic bus just off the stampede trail. Anyone who’s read “into the wild” will understand. One day I’d just like to live in a hollowed out tree in the middle of the woods hunting and foraging with my dog.
Which iconic TV/Film car would you most like to own?
One drunken evening Mullins and myself created a new heroic car we like to call “Space Car” voiced by Stephen Hawking it had a theme tune and everything. Its arch enemy was Stink Truck. So if we could create Space Car I’d roll with that.
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What music are you listening to at the moment?
Usually whatever is shuffling on my iPod The last three bands/ artists were Dr. Dooom, Eagles Of Death Metal and Boston.
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If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
The incomprehensible, imaginary adventures of a blue bog goblin. It would be a colouring a book.
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If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
Because I hate the existence of money and everything it stands for. I’d probably just burn it or leave it in a brief case for someone else to find. No! I would bury it, draw a treasure map, roll it up, put it inside a bottle and throw it out to sea.
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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 victim instalment!

xoxo

TruffleShuffle Fright Night! Our Top Retro Scary Films

As scary as it seems, Halloween is just around the corner! Well where did year go? Here at TruffleTowers we loooove this time of year, getting to create and dress up as some of our favourite spooky characters, or maybe even turning some not so frightful icons into their zombie or vampire versions. Or if you’re feeling lazy, simply rock one of our amazing Movie T-Shirts which includes some horror classics too. How can you not love that right?

Well! To help get you ghoolish guys and wolftastic women into the Halloween spirit, we thought we would make a quick list of some of our all-time favourite horror films that really give us the heebeegeebees. Now sit back, check behind the sofa obviously and enjoy some of these 80s classics!

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop’s daughter (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers’ children, claiming their lives as his revenge. With a supporting cast that includes horror veterans like John Saxon and Ronee Blakley, director Wes Craven creates moments of real dread by examining the line between nightmares and reality, as well as the “sins of the parents” theme. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

The Shining

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” — or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick’s eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel. With wife Wendy and psychic son Danny (AKA Redrum boy to us) in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. Before the Overlook is vacated for the Torrances, the manager informs Jack that a previous caretaker went crazy and slaughtered his family…as you do…but Jack thinks it’s no problem, but Danny’s “shining” hints otherwise. All is not what it seems and madness insumes!

The Lost Boys

Such a classic! Financial troubles force a recent divorcee and her teenage sons Mike and Sam to settle down with her father in the California town of Santa Carla. At first, Sam laughs off rumours he hears about vampires who inhabit the small town. But after Mike meets a beautiful girl at the local amusement park, he begins to exhibit the classic signs of vampirism. Fearing for his own safety, Sam recruits two young vampire hunters to save his brother by finding and destroying the head vampire.

The Exorcist

At the time, this was one of the scariest films ever made! Sooo many people can tell you about the buzz and drama the release of this film caused with people all over fainting, being sick, running out of the cinema….you name it! As so many greta films are, this was adapted from a novel by 1971 William Peter Blatty, and is still considored to be one of the best horroe films ever made. Watch it now!

American Werewolf in London

While wandering the English moors on vacation, American college students David and Jack happen upon a quaint pub with a mysterious patronage who warn them not to leave the road when walking after dark. Irreverent of such advice as characters in horror films always are, the two decide to find a short cut….David wakes up in the hospital with a nasty bite wound to his shoulder; the freshly deceased, and rapidly decomposing, Jack arrives soon after to deliver the grim news that, unless he commits suicide, David will become a werewolf when the moon is full. David dismisses the encounter as a hallucination, but all indicators point to lycanthrope; evenings of barking and bloodletting follow closely behind.

The Fly

Looks pretty girm huh! Considered fairly gruesome in its day, the original 1958 The Fly looks like Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood compared to this 1986 remake. Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis star as Seth Brundle, a self-involved research scientist, and Veronica Quaife, a science-magazine reporter. Inviting Veronica to his lab, Seth prepares to demonstrate his “telepod,” which can theoretically transfer matter through space. As they grow closer over the next few weeks, she inadvertently goads Seth into experimenting with human beings rather than inanimate objects. Seth himself enters the telepod, preparing to transmit himself through the ether, but he doesn’t know that he is sharing the telepod with a tiny housefly. Classic stuff!

Beetlejuice

Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak car accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century’s worth of bureaucratic red tape, they’re on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, Davis and Baldwin must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is now owned by annoying yuppies Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones. Horrified at the prospect of sharing space with these obnoxious interlopers, Davis and Baldwin do their best to scare O’Hara and Jones away, but their house-haunting skills are pathetic at best. In desperation, the ghostly couple engage the services of a veteran scaremeister: a yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane, flatulent “gonzo” spirit named Beetlejuice. The problem: Beetlejuice cannot be trusted-especially when he falls in love with O’Hara and Jones’ gloomy, black-clad teenaged daughter Winona Ryder.

And thaaaaat’s a wrap folks! There are plenty of amazing horror films for you guys to get tucking into this Halloween so go wild!

Looking for an easy costume for this year? Check out some of our cool tees that can be used to make this year effortlessly spooky 🙂

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Are there any other horror flicks you love to watch this time of year? Spread the word by leaving a comment below. Thanks!

xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 67!

Rumple Stiltskin! It’s the Weekend!

So under the Big Top Circus tent amongst  a ramble of multi coloured dysfunctional clowns in floppy shoes and ill fitting dungarees, let us be your well trained tricycle riding chimps as we race to find you retro movie magic before we jump the ramp of awesome cinematic magnitude so we can receive a standing ovation of celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend.

SATURDAY 7th September

Brewster’s Millions (1985) Film4 1:00pm-3:00pm (2 hours)
A baseball player is stunned to learn he has come into a massive inheritance. Unfortunately, there is one condition – he must somehow find a way to spend $30million in just one month, or he will lose the lot. Meanwhile, two scheming lawyers, who stand to get the money if he fails, are determined to sabotage his efforts. Comedy, starring Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee and Jerry Orbach.

The Lost Boys (1987) Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror 1:45pm-3:35pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Two teenage brothers move with their mother to a coastal town in California, where the eldest falls in with a local biker gang. He soon discovers that his new friends are vampires and he is turning into one himself, forcing his younger brother to team up with a pair of heavily armed comic shop employees to battle the undead and save his soul. Comedy horror, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Dianne Wiest, Corey Feldman and Corey Haim.

Ladies The Lost Boys T-Shirt
Ladies The Lost Boys T-Shirt

Spider-Man 3 (2007) 5* 2:50pm-5:30pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
A sinister alien parasite brings out the web-slinging hero’s darker side, filling him with thoughts of revenge on his uncle’s murderer, the shape-shifting Sandman. Meanwhile, he also has to contend with the challenge of his best friend following in his father’s villainous footsteps – and a jealous rival developing superpowers of his own. Superhero sequel, with Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco.

Men's Washed Black Comic Cover Print Amazing Spiderman T-Shirt
Men's Washed Black Comic Cover Print Amazing Spiderman T-Shirt

Marvel Comics Spiderman iPhone 5 Case
Marvel Comics Spiderman iPhone 5 Case

Lake Placid (1999) E4 9:00pm-10:40pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
A palaeontologist, a game warden, a conspiracy theorist and a redneck sheriff each set out to investigate a mysterious death on the shore of a lake, only to find themselves up against a man-eating 30ft crocodile with an insatiable appetite. Comedy horror, starring Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson and Betty White.

SUNDAY 8th September

Bugsy Malone (1976) Channel 4 2:25pm-4:15pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Alan Parker’s slapstick musical comedy, featuring a cast composed entirely of children and following a war between rival gangsters in 1920s New York – fought with custard pies and cream-firing Tommy guns. When a slick mobster acquires devastating new weapons, his arch rival enlists the aid of a small-time chancer to steal them. Starring Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger and John Cassisi, with Jodie Foster in an early appearanc.

James and the Giant Peach (1996) Film4 3:05pm-4:40pm (1 hour 35 minutes)
An unhappy orphan living with his cruel aunts discovers a gigantic peach growing in the garden. Venturing inside, he meets six friendly insects and together they embark on a magical journey. Animated and live-action fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s novel, starring Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes and featuring the voices of Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss.

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

Men's Roald Dahl The Twits T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Men's Roald Dahl The Twits T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Film4 6:45pm-9:00pm (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.

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Men's White Back To The 90's Kevin Life Series T-Shirt

Fame (1980) BBC1 London 11:45pm-1:55am (2 hours 10 minutes)
Alan Parker’s musical drama charting the lives of four talented teenage students at New York’s School for the Performing Arts as they try to balance training for a career in showbusiness with a more conventional education. Starring Irene Cara, who also sings the Oscar-winning theme tune, with Lee Curreri, Gene Anthony Ray and Paul McCrane.

BaaBoooom! Bonus movie clip time. This week  a little something from my personal favourite 80’s movie the Lost Boys.

Whatever you get up to this weekend remember avoid the shadows and always enjoy yourselves.

xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 37!

Jack Frosts nose! More Weekend movie shenanigans!

So on a cold winters evening let us serve up to you, whilst in front of a roaring fire, snuggled up warm and cosy on the couch in your winter woollies, a big old steaming broth of soup as we lovingly stir in chunks of retro cinematic delight and slices of golden movie moments and dip in ripped up pieces of celluloid greatness. Mmmmm tasty!

Have a happy retro weekend 🙂

SATURDAY 19th JANUARY

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) GOLD 7:00pm-9:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Cute furball Gizmo is reunited with his human friends Billy and Kate, who now work in the New York offices of an eccentric tycoon. However, it is not long before Gizmo has spawned a new generation of murderous carnivores, who quickly overrun the building – and a genetics lab where they produce even more startling mutations. Joe Dante’s comedy sequel, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover and Christopher Lee.

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Men's Heather Navy Word To Your Mogwai Gremlins T-Shirt £19.99 (also available for ladies!)

The Simpsons Movie (2007) Channel 4 7:15pm-9:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Homer unwittingly pollutes Lake Springfield, so the US government decides to isolate the city underneath a giant dome. The Simpsons manage to escape and plan to start a new life in Alaska – but learn Springfield is about to be destroyed, and return to save their friends. With the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith.

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Men's Light Blue Homer Family Fun Run Simpsons T-Shirt £19.99

Con Air (1997) BBC3 9:45pm-11:30pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A parolee hitches a ride home on a maximum-security flight conveying some of America’s deadliest criminals, and when they hijack the plane in mid-flight he is forced to intervene. Meanwhile, a US marshal has an ongoing battle on the ground to prevent the plane from being blown to pieces. Action thriller, starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames and Colm Meaney.

The Lost Boys (1987) TCM 11:35pm-1:25am (1 hour 50 minutes)
Two teenage brothers move with their mother to a coastal town in California, where the eldest falls in with a local biker gang. He soon discovers that his new friends are vampires and he is turning into one himself, forcing his younger brother to team up with a pair of heavily armed comic shop employees to battle the undead and save his soul. Comedy horror, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Dianne Wiest, Corey Feldman and Corey Haim.

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Ladies The Lost Boys T-Shirt £17.99

SUNDAY 20th JANUARY

Sister Act (1992) Film4 1:00pm-3:00pm (2 hours)
Nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier agrees to testify against her gangster boyfriend after witnessing a murder. Placed in protective custody by the authorities, she is less than pleased to discover she is expected to pose as chaste nun Sister Mary Clarence in a convent. Comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Keitel, Maggie Smith, Bill Nunn and Kathy Najimy.

Teen Wolf (1985) Channel 5 4:00pm-5:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A teenage misfit is initially dismayed to learn he is a werewolf as a result of a hereditary curse. He finds there are advantages as he becomes a local celebrity, while his enhanced agility makes him the star player of his school’s basketball team – but fame quickly goes to his head. Comedy, starring Michael J Fox, James Hampton and Susan Ursitti.

Men's Teen Wolf Fancy Dress Costume £47.99
Men's Teen Wolf Fancy Dress Costume £47.99

Stargate (1994) 5* 4:10pm-6:30pm (2 hours 20 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.

Back to the Future (1985) ITV2 5:45pm-8:00pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Teenager Marty McFly travels back to the 1950s in a time machine built by his eccentric inventor friend. The return journey proves tricky enough, but he also accidentally alters the sequence of events that led to his parents falling in love – and has to persuade his future dad to win his mother’s heart, or he will never be born. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover.

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Men's Back To The Future Delorean Firetracks T-Shirt £19.99 (also available for ladies!)

Well it’s certainly getting nippy out, thankfully we have a weekend full of movie watching to keep us warm and the Lost Boys is on. For anyone who’s never seen it, Vampires were cool in the eighties – they had mullets, wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles while listening to ambient saxophone music. Or Teen Wolf for whom way back when in the eighties, were wolves wore sunglasses, played basketball and surfed on top of vans.

Whatever you get up to this weekend have fun in the snow, build us a snowman and enjoy yourselves.