You’d Bedda Believe It! Funky New Duvet Covers Now In!

Growing up, the one way to really show your inner colours and passions was how you had your room. What colour or wallpaper you were allowed, what toys you had and of course….what duvet covers you had!

Whether it was something funky with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on, the latest Disney animation flick or perhaps something a little more traditional, your room really was your world and there was bound to be something in there you wanted to show off to your friends whenever they came over.

WELL! Always wanting to live the nostalgia dream and find more and more way to get some 80s coolness back into our lives, we’ve just launched some simply AMAZING new Duvet covers onto the site which we just had to show you guys.

Whether you’re picking up something for you or your little retro fans, we’ve got just the right size and styles for you! Take a peep….

Make mine a double
Duvet for one please!
So what do you think folks? Don’t forget to check out our complete range of funky bedding including our infamous Doctor Who Duvet covers which are just about as hot as the come right now.

Are there any more designs you’d like to see? Let us know by leaving a comment below and we’ll see if we can hunt them down.

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Strap Yourself In! We’ve Got Bags of Funky New Backpacks From Sprayground!

Just when you think we couldn’t possibly give you any more retro awesomeness, we just carry on giving you more and more for you to snap up to proudly show off some of your favourite films, cartoons and characters!

This time we’ve been routing around the simply AMAZING collection of backpacks from top brand Sprayground and bagged ourselves some fab new designs that are just perfect for anyone who is looking for something a little funkier than your average.

With so much buzz around the upcoming new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film (released 17th October), we just had to snap up these amazing new bags featuring each of the iconic characters in all their glory. The only question is….who will you be?
If you’re as big a fan of the cheeky chappy who live in the sea, you’ll just LOVE our amazing new SpongeBob Squarepants backpacks! Either rock him as a part sponge part shark combo, or as a super sneaky but probably very clumsy ninja, our amazing new bags are the perfect back to school companion or perhaps as a funky weekend bag.
But wait there’s more! If classic cartoons aren’t your thing, why not take a peep at our cool new Pixel Game Over DLX Tech Backpack or Leopard Shark Backpack. Perfect for those of you looking for something a little different.
For all of these and even more amazing funky bags, head on over to TruffleShuffle.co.uk and check out our complete range today.

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Love Monopoly? Up Your Game With Our Latest Sets!

Possibly one of the oldest and most iconic games ever, they actually found a set carved into the floor of a cave from back when we used to call them home…..okay okay maybe not that old but you get the picture!

For as long as we can can possibly remember, Monopoly has been a household staple with every home having to own its own set tucked away ready to whip out on the long rainy days. Sooo many hours have been spent around the table as household politics start to unfold and everyone looks to snap up as many properties as possible, waiting for their chance to begin building their empire and become the ultimate master of the board. It’s all GO!

Well! If you’re looking to spice up your current collection or perhaps invest in your first set, we’ve got the perfect things for you that not only let you enjoy the age-old game, but also show some love to your favourte cartoons and movies! Sounds too good to be true right?

Monopoly fact! More Monopoly Money is printed every year than real money.

Take a look at our latest collection of Monopoly sets and pick up something that’s perfect for you, your friends, family and future trespassers!

Star Wars Monopoly Game Set
A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, a Monopoly game based on the Star Wars saga was released. Now, by popular demand, it’s BACK! Buy locations from around the Star Wars universe, build Settlements and Cities! Play with one of 6 beautifully crafted character tokens as you build you own Empire!
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Monopoly Game Set
The streets of New York and the landmarks from the hit Nickelodeon show Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles get their very own version of this classic game too! Play as one of 6 special tokens, exclusive to this game, and draw special mutagen and Turtle Power cards, as you try to buy and build your way around the board.
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Adventure Time Monopoly Game Set
We started our range of Adventure Time merchandise with some simply amazing Adventure Time T-Shirts, now we’ve gone one better with this funky Monopoly edition! A great mix of classic family gaming and modern cult, now you can navigate your way around the land of Ooo in style.

Monopoly fact: The longest game ever played took 1680 hours (that’s 70 days!) .

What do you think guys? Any cool movies, cartoons or TV shows you’d love to see get the Monopoly treatment too? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Cowabunga! 10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About… Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

In celebration of our fab new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-Shirts and in anticipation of the release of the brand new reboot film which hits our shores on 17th October we are dedicating this blog post to Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello.  I am proud to present to you 10 things you (probably) didn’t know about everyone’s favourite ass-kicking reptiles.

Mens Grey Marl Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Selfie T-Shirt - £18.99

1. The turtles started life as a brainstorming session between friends Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman in 1983, they found the idea of a slow, cold-blooded reptile with the speed and grace of a Japanese ninja very funny and the concept grew from there.  Using money from a tax refund and borrowing from Kevin’s uncle they formed Mirage Studios and self published the very first issue of the Turtles comic.  From humble beginnings…

2. This original comic series was actually pretty adult, the turtles would slash and stab their enemies with their weapons and they even killed off Shredder in the first issue!  They even liked to drink a spot of booze and throw around a swear word or two, but then don’t we all!  Shredder was brought back to life in 1987 when he became the Turtle’s arch nemesis.

3. Shredder was inspired by Kevin Eastmen seeing a large cheese grater and inquiring “Can you imagine a character with weapons on his arms like this?”

4. Here in the UK we originally knew the team as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles because some countries felt that the name Ninja had violent connotations for a children’s show.  Any scenes featuring Michelangelo’s nunchucks also had to be cut as any use of that weapon in shows and films would get an automatic 18 certificate.

5. The voice actor of Shredder in the original seven series of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon was none other that James Avery, best known as Will Smith’s Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.

6. The Japanese version of the Turtles cartoon has to be seen to be believed!  A Japan-exclusive two-episode mini series was made in 1996, titled Mutant Turtles: Choujin Densetsu-hen.  It featured the Turtles as superheroes, who gained scary look muscles with the use of a Mutastone, a new addition to the franchise.  Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady could also transform with the use of a Dark Mutastone.

7. There was a female turtle called Venus De Milo who made a very brief appearance in the ‘Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation’ series on Fox Kids, before disappearing with no explanation to where she went.  Co-creater Peter Laird apparently hates the character with a passion and has banned her from being used in the recent films and comics.

8. Another noticeable thing from the ‘Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation’ series is when they met the Power Rangers!  In an episode called Shell Shocked the Turtles are brainwashed and forced to fight the Power Rangers against their will, they soon come to their senses and team up to form the dream team of many a 90s child!

9. There was originally going to be fourth live action film between 1995 and 1997 called ‘TMNT: The Next Mutation’ but the project was cancelled.  Each of the Turtles would have got a new power with Raphael gaining long sharp teeth and claws, Leonardo getting steel-like skin, Donatello developing telekinetic and telepathic powers and Michelangelo had the ability to morph into human form.  there was also talk of Splinter bulking out into a super muscular form and an evil April O’Neil!

10. Kevin Eastman, one of the original creators, is very excited about the new film.  He was quoted as saying…

“Everyone I have encountered has been nothing more than incredibly sincere to try and bring the Turtles back in a way that’s new, fresh and exciting, but with total respect to everything that’s come before. I’ve read the script. I have a cameo in the move. It’s awesome — really fun.”

If he can give it the seal of approval then it must be something to look forward to!

I hope this has been an enlightening read for you and if you’re in the mood for even more Turtle action, check out our totally awesome collection of TMNT T-Shirts and other cool homewares and accessories dedicated to the fab four!

Mens Navy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics Cover T-Shirt - £22.99

Mens White Party Master Michaelangelo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-Shirt - £19.99

Ladies Green Leonardo Costume Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vest Dress - £31.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michaelangelo Mini Backpack - £26.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D Leonardo Mug - £10.99

Black Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Snap Back Baseball Cap - £19.99

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Inspired by Darren Rawlins, Our Favourite Retro Cars Transformed!

Howdy TruffleShufflers! This week we found a cracking little Tumblr page from the very talented Darren Rawlins. He’s done a series of cartoons that takes the cars from some iconic retro shows and imagines what they’d look like as TRANSFORMERS!
Have a look at his work here…. darrenrawlings.tumblr.com whilst we run down our Top 5 Transformers from Retro Shows Inspired by Darren Rawlins!
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1) First up, it’s a TruffleShuffle favourite, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Party Wagon! Built by Donatello, this awesome van came with all kinds of handy accessories, including missiles, breakaway doors, a radio broadcaster and parts of it could even be used as a ramp to get the Turtles out of trouble! We think the Transformer version would be pretty badass, especially if it had a few karate lessons from Splinter!
2) In a close second, we just had to pick the Batmobile. It’s been through dozens of crazy incarnations and hosted a vast array of mental weaponry but Darren has opted for the red-detailed one from the 60s TV show and Tim Burton’s sleek 1989 entry. Now, the TV show Batmobile displayed more gadgets than you can shake a batarang at in its 2 year run on our screens, but Burton’s incarnation famously included grappling hooks to scale walls, a bulletproof finish and one stonking great afterburner at the back. That makes for one pretty terrifying Transformer if you ask us, let’s hope he’s not a Decepticon…
3) In every Transformer team there has to be a cocky young hotshot, breaking the rules and having a little too much fun for the serious guys to handle, we reckon that role would have to go to this wonderful Back to the Future inspired mechanical man. Rawlins has really captured the Marty McFly-ness you’d hope to see in the giant self-aware incarnation of his car, the time-travelling Delorean. I just hope his flux capacitor is safely tucked away!
4) And in at number four, we need a plucky foreigner to balance out the mix a little and this Akira-inspired racing bike Transformer fits the bill nicely. The sleek lines of Shotaru Kaneda’s racing bike make for one hardcore looking Autobot, with that cyberkinetic laser blaster, you definitely wouldn’t want to get in his way. Let’s just hope he doesn’t have the same anger management issues as Tetsuo or things could get very messy…
5) Now, this team of Autobots are going to need a villain to fight and we reckon Mr Rawlins has found a dark side to the usually helpful, charming, if a little conservative, KITT from Knight Rider. What do you reckon? With his trademark red LED eyes and all-black finish, he just looks so darn mean! Packing everything from a flamethrower to tear gas canisters, coupled with his super-intelligent AI microprocessors and turbo boosted engine, KITT would make one heck of a Decepticon! Though perhaps appearances are deceiving and under his bulletproof exterior lies the same old sensitive, lovable KITT we know and love… Yeah, that’s nicer. Let’s go with that.
What do you think Truffle fans? Did we leave anyone out? Do you think there’s another famous Autobot out there worthy of a place on our Celebrity Transformer Team? Who would you want fighting for the safety of mankind if the Decepticons turned up tomorrow?
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Big thanks to Darren Rawlins for providing the inspiration for this blog, all images are copyrighted to him, check out his tumblr to see more of his retro-y cartoonish awesomeness.

And if your favourite show is on this list, why not head over to www.truffleshuffle.com to buy some cool tshirts to show off in the sunshine?

Kthxbai!

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