Time Flies! Top Gun First Premiered Today 28 Years Ago!

Okay okay, NOW we’re starting to feel old 🙁 But hey! There’s still plenty of reasons to be both happy and proud about growing up at the time we did, we live that fact every single day with our huge collection retro inspired tshirts and gifts that just have us re-living the best childhood years ever….sooooo we’re not too worried now.
Alas! As spine-tingling, mind blowing, heart pounding as it is to believe, 80s icon and total movie masterpiece Top Gun is turning a whopping 28 years old today. Eeeep!
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Since hitting the silver screen for the first time back on the 12th of May 1986 at it’s premiere in New York, it’s had a home in all of our movie collections and has inspired some of or bestselling t-shirts EVER and many a stag weekend too. 🙂
To celebrate in style, we thought we would put together some of our top reasons that Top Gun is just so cool including some of our favourite scenes, quotes and pictures to have your nostalgia taste buds tinging.
So let’s try and answer one simple question…Why is Top Gun just so cool? Well!!
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The Flight Scenes…
Even though there are some pretty big names in the film, the real stars of the show are the Fighter Jets, F-14 Tomcat’s in fact. Giving us some amazing action sequences and dogfights, both in the cockpit and out. Nothing seems more cool than these after watching this film.
The Briefings…
Always a chance to show off, get put back in their place and repeat, the crew are full of highly skilled and very cocky pilots who have egos too big to barely fit in the plane. So many good moments and brilliant character dynamics. Love it!
Maverick being a badass…
Pretty much as unruly as they come, Maverick is the ultimate badass of the sky, doing what he wants, borderline reckless but with enough skill to pull it all off in style. Everyone wanted to be him and hell… we still even do!
Maverick: Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.
Air Boss Johnson: Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.
The Bromance…
Firstly between Maverick and Goose who is his initial wingman and true buddy, we all felt the heartache with Maverick after his sad accident. Later however, Maverick forms a new bromance with a classic hate-at-first-sight bromance with Iceman. We all know how this ends….”You can be my wingman any time.” Aww.

Talk to me, Goose!

The Romance…
A huuuuge part of the film, the relationship between Maverick and Charlie is bursting with passion and long smiling gazes just like you did with your crush in the class room at school. 

Carole: Hey, Goose, you big stud!
Goose: That’s me, honey.
Carole: Take me to bed or lose me forever.
Goose: Show me the way home, honey.

THAT Bar Scene…
Everyone wishes they had the guts to pull something like this off, and for these guys it’s just another night at the bar. Such a classic scene which shows the fun between the group and of course Mavericks deep attempts to impress his future lady.
Shirtless Volleyball…
Not a whole lot to say about this one. Say the name Top Gun and people will have these images in their head. Packed with amazing moves, rivalries and of course a sweaty torso or four.
Those Glasses…
Images from this iconic movie  are surely still on everyone’s mind when it comes to the number one sunglass the Ray-Ban Aviator 3025. Still some of the most iconic glasses to be rocking these days and Arguably the most famous shades style on the planet. This films just wouldn’t be the same without them would it?!
So there you have it folks! What a great way to celebrate a whopping 28 years of Top Gun in our lives. But don’t worry! We’re sure there are still plenty of cool years left in this film and also plenty of way to show your love with our amazing range of Top Gun T-Shirts and of course, our very own Top Gear Sunglasses 🙂 Take a peep at some of our most popular designs below…
Maverick T-Shirt Goose T-Shirt
Top Gun Need For Speed T-Shirt Top Gun Maverick V-Neck T-Shirt
So what are your favourte Top Gun moments and memories? Let us know by leaving a comment blow.

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Don’t Forget! 30th March = Mothers Day: Top Gifts For Her….

It’s nearly that time again folks!
Always managing to sneak up on us, Mothers Day is a great chance for all us kiddies out there to come together and show our love for one of the most important women in our lives…our MUMS!

Well! To help avoid any IOU’s in cards, belated gifts, or even panic buying on the day when everything has already gone (we’ve certainly been there!), we thought we would put together a little something long in advance of the big day (30th March) to help give you some inspiration and also just as a heads up for the big day.

Check out some gifts we’ve picked out which we think would make a great gift for her on the special day in our Mothers Day Gift Guide!
Superhero Mum….

If you’re anything like us, you think your mum is a real life superhero! Swooping down in times of need to save the day, doing a millions things at a time, a hard worker with time for everyone….you get the idea! It’s time to let her show off her inner powers with some of our amazing Superhero gifts for her….

Boxed Retro Wonder Woman Cup And Saucer

Wonder Woman Caped Knee High Socks

Superman Logo T-Shirt

Wonder Woman Logo T-Shirt

Music Mum…

Never one to miss up the chance for a good boogie, our mums are always the life of the party as they swoosh their way round the dance floor looking to get everyone involved to share in the fun. Everyone knows those classic albums their mum loves to rock around the house, let her keep that spirit alive wherever she is with some of our music gifts….

Vinyl Coasters

Boxed Beatles Abbey Road Cup And Saucer Set

Rolling Stones Diamante Tongue T-Shirt

Beatles Logo T-Shirt

Movie Mum…

Everyone love a good snuggle of and evening and popping on a classic films and creaking a bottle of wine really completes the scene! If your mum love a good romantic, action adventure or even some Disney classics (who doesn’t??), treat her this year to something from our great range of film gifts just for her…

Silver Plated Bow Adjustable Midi Or Pinky Mean Girls Ring  from Stella & Bow

Gold Plated Pride Rock Scene Lion King Cuff Bangle  from Disney Couture

Ladies Navy Top Gun Maverick T-Shirt Ladies Grease Rydell High Cheerleading T-Shirt
Masterchef Mum…

Whether it’s baking, spicing, decorating or frying up a classic, our mums are true culinary masters with their own secret dishes we we never get tired of and can never make the same! Treat your cooking genius to some amazing retro accessories and home wares this year…

Good Enough To Eat Set Of 3 Cake Tins

Sesame Street Cookie Monster Apron In A Tube

Retro Coca-Cola 4" Bottle Ceramic Salt And Pepper Shakers

Sesame Street Cookie Monster Oven Mitt
That’s all folks! Hopefully we’ve jogged some memories and given you plenty of time to prepare this year, as well as (probably) some much needed inspiration 🙂 Whatever you give her and get up to this year, we all hope you have an amazing day!

xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 83!

Eye of Thundera it’s only the Weekend

Many miles into the desert, deep into parts unknown. Riding head held high on top a camel fastened with water bottles and blankets. Let us be your intrepid explorer as we bravely seek out new lands of retro movie greatness, we’ll  meet savage tribes and trade with them for cinematic awesomeness before we discover their secrets and marvel at the celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro Weekend!

SATURDAY 18th JANUARY

Bugsy Malone (1976) Film4  4:35pm-6:25pm (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 appearance.

Despicable Me (2010) ITV London  5:10pm-7:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A criminal mastermind hopes to seal his reputation as the greatest villain of them all by stealing the moon. First he needs to get his hands on a shrinking ray owned by a rival evil genius, and adopts three orphan girls to help him – but finds that fatherhood brings out his long-buried caring side. Animated comedy, with the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews.

Ladies Yellow Despicable Me Dave Minion T-Shirt
Ladies Yellow Despicable Me Dave Minion T-Shirt

Men's Yellow Despicable Me Stuart Minion T-Shirt
Men's Yellow Despicable Me Stuart Minion T-Shirt

Top Gun (1986) E4  9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An arrogant pilot’s maverick flying skills earn him a place in an elite US Navy school, where he comes into conflict with a fellow student and falls for his civilian instructor. A tragedy in the air threatens to end his military career – until an international incident offers him a chance to redeem himself. Aerial action adventure, starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt.

Men's Top Gun Maverick T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Men's Top Gun Maverick T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ladies Top Gun Charlie T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Ladies Top Gun Charlie T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Film4  11:30pm-1:35am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A cocky teenager plays truant from school and spends the day dragging his girlfriend and a reluctant friend into all manner of crazy adventures in the big city – while the school’s dean of students vows to stop at nothing to prove the youngster is faking illness. Comedy, starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones and Charlie Sheen.

Ladies Abe Froman Ferris Bueller's Day Off T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle
Abe Froman Ferris Bueller's Day Off T-Shirt

Ferris Bueller Leisure Rules Mug
Ferris Bueller Leisure Rules Mug

SUNDAY 19th JANUARY

Jumanji (1995) Sky1  1:00pm-3:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A man who has been trapped inside a mysterious jungle board game for 26 years is eventually freed when two children start to play it. Unfortunately, he arrives with a rampaging horde of animals on his heels, leaving only one solution – to finish the game he started all those years ago. Fantasy adventure, starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.

Jumanji

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Channel 4  3:55pm-5:45pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A professor invents a ray with the power to reduce objects in size. Unfortunately, his kids and their meddling friends trigger it off and are shrunk to microscopic proportions. When they are accidentally thrown out with the rubbish, the children have to contend with all kinds of animals and insects on their journey home across the backyard. Disney comedy, with Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman and Amy O’Neill.

Free Willy (1993) ITV2  3:10pm-5:30pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A troubled youngster befriends a captive killer whale while working at a marine park. However, their friendship looks set to be short-lived when he learns the park’s greedy owners plan to kill the animal, forcing the boy into a race against time to release the creature back into the ocean. Family drama, starring Jason James Richter, Lori Petty and Michael Madsen.

The Big Lebowski (1998) ITV4  11:55pm-2:15am (2 hours 20 minutes)
A case of mistaken identity forces an ageing hippie to divide his time between trying to win a bowling tournament and searching for a wealthy industrialist’s kidnapped wife, while getting involved with assorted oddball characters in the process. Coen brothers comedy, starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Turturro.

Big Lebowski
Whatever you get up to this Weekend, remember fish have feelings too and always enjoy yourselves.

Don’t forget to check out our amazing range of official movie tshirts for some classic designs from some of these films and more! See you there 🙂

xoxo

Perfect for a stag do – Top Gun T Shirts!

One thing’s for sure, when you start to reach a certain age, as soon as the sun comes out, you know it’s wedding season! For many this can mean mixed blessings, happy to have someone share their love for another and also the resulting ‘man down’ syndrome! On the plus side, you are always assured there will be some epic stag and hen nights to remember!

Well, lucky for you guys we’ve got stag nights sorted! What better theme than one of the best 80’s action films ever, the mighty Top Gun! Team up with your mates for one last flight with our huge collection of official Top Gun T-Shirts, complete with character nicknames on the back so you can identify your fellow comrades.

Top Gun

The only question left is which character are you??

Pete “Maverick” Mitchell T-Shirt

Men's Top Gun Maverick T-Shirt

Nick “Goose” Bradshaw T-Shirt

Men's Top Gun Goose T-Shirt
Men's Top Gun Goose T-Shirt

Tom “Iceman” Kazansky T-Shirt

Men's Top Gun Iceman T-Shirt
Men's Top Gun Iceman T-Shirt

Men’s Top Gun Jester T-Shirt

 Men's Top Gun Jester T-Shirt
Men's Top Gun Jester T-Shirt

Ron “Slider” Kerner T-Shirt

 Men's Top Gun Slider T-Shirt
Men's Top Gun Slider T-Shirt

Don’t forget! You can always complete the look with our collection of Aviator Sunglasses from only £14.99

 Retro Mirror Lens Aviator Sunglasses
Retro Mirror Lens Aviator Sunglasses

 Top Gun Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses
Top Gun Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

Or is you want to go the whole nine yards and dress to impress, check out our amazing collection of Top Gun Costumes that will have your wingmen saluting all night long.

 Men's Top Gun Maverick Bomber Jacket Fancy Dress Costume
Men's Top Gun Maverick Bomber Jacket Fancy Dress Costume £34.99

Men's Top Gun Maverick Fancy Dress Costume
Men's Top Gun Maverick Fancy Dress Costume £39.99

Pick up your set ready for the big night out from only £19.99 a tee, plus if you spend over £40 you’ll get FREE postage! Even more reason to get everyone involved.

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