Awesome Stocking Fillers To Fill Your Boots With!

It’s soooooo nearly that time folks! With just over a week to go until the big day, we’re sure there are plenty of other out there who, just like us, are still in the mix of all their Christmas shopping.
Whether it’s looking for something special for that auntie you rarely see, or perhaps picking up something for the in-laws that you’ve been putting off, grabbing those last minute gifts is never fun but doesn’t have to be a stress OR result in settling for something you would feel bad giving to the dog to play with.
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With a simply mahooosive range of funky gifts to suit even the most tricky of customers, we’re sure you’ll be able to get that Christmas stocking full fit to burst ready for the special morning.
To help inspire you, we’ve put together a few ideas for great stocking fillers or little treats for someone special this year. Enjoy!
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Celebrate 20 Years of the PlayStation at TruffleShuffle.com!

Well….we’re stunned! This doesn’t happen very often, but every once in a while we learn a cheeky fact or stat that leaves our eyes wide and our mouths open. Today is one of those days.

Yes indeediedodie, as hard and possibly scary as it might be, the humble PlayStation (or magic grey box of awesomeness as we like to think of it) turns a whopping 20 years old today! Yep all those years ago, kids and big kids all over Europe first got their eager hands on this little CD playing moment in gaming history and well…. things were never the same again.

Bringing us some of the best game ever including the likes of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Tekken, MediEvil, Gran Theft Auto, Gran Turismo, Tony Hawks, and soooooo many more, this console has played such a huge part of many of our lives which countless hours spent and many amazing moments with friends.
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Put simply, along with others we simply cannot imagine growing up without these little bundles of cool around and would also like to say a huge thank you to our and all the parents out there who went out and made our dreams come true all those years ago. You rock!

To help you guys celebrate this milestone in style, we’ve picked our just a few of our very favourite PlayStation T-Shirts and PlayStation Accessories including bags, coasters (that look like games!), Keyrings and so much more. Take a peep…

PlayStation Shaped Backpack PlayStation Coasters
PlayStation Logo T-Shirt PlayStation Set of 3 Pairs Of Socks
PlayStation Shaped Bi-Fold Wallet Men’s PlayStation Controllers Sublimation T-Shirt
PlayStation Logo Cityscape Sublimation T-Shirt PlayStation Console Keyring
PlayStation Shaped Messenger Bag PlayStation Knitted Fair Isle Jumper
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So what are you biggest PlayStation memories? Which games did you love and play the most? Let us know by posting in the comments box below.

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21 Things Every Retro Gamer Needs In Their Life…

Atari, Nintendo, SEGA, PlayStation….big or small we love them all! Growing up, like many of the kids we knew we were totally in love with the latest video games.
Nothing was more exciting that button bashing Street Fighter, helping Mario save the Princess (or die trying at least), or perhaps even being chased around the screen by Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.

It wasn’t all about the latest graphics, the best in game physics, HUD, or even having the biggest free world to roam around in. Retro gaming was purely about raw fun which is what many of the classic gave us by the bucket load.

If like us, you’re heart belongs to some of the classic titles and characters from your childhood, not only do we want to virtually hi-five you, but we also think we’ve just some pretty cool goodies you’d just got to snap up.

To show you just what we’re talking about, we’ve popped together a list of our top Things Every Retro Gamer Needs In Their Life. Enjoy!

1. Men’s Blue Nintendo Mega Man Costume Hoodie
If fighting off evil robots with your trusty Mega Buster was your kind of fun, our awesome Mega Man Hoodie will be right up your street.
2. Men’s Black Nintendo Bowser Kanji T-Shirt
Ahh we hated this guy so much growing up! He was so tricky! Show some love for the ultimate baddy from the ultimate gamer series with this awesome Bower Tee.
3. PlayStation Set of 3 Pairs Of Socks
We can still remember getting out first PlayStation like is was yesterday! Why not re-live just a touch of that joy by getting your hands (or feet!) on these funky PlatStation socks!
4. USB Powered Colour Changing PAC-MAN Lamp.
Whether they were chasing after you or running away, Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde always added a bit of colour to proceedings. Add some of your very own with our fab new light!
5. Men’s Charcoal Marl Super Mario Brothers Nintendo T-Shirt
Can’t decide on your favourite Mario character? Why not rock them all with this seriously cool Nintendo T-Shirt.
6. Pac-Man Belt
The ultimate in retro accessories for any gamer! Watch Pac-Man much up the ghosts every day with our fab belt!
7. Men’s White Classically Trained T-Shirt
Fancy new technology? 3D graphics? More gigabytes than Quagmire? Times change but real gamers started with the classics.
8. Ladies Sonic and Tails Title Screen Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt
If you’re more of a SEGA kind of gamer, they don’t come much cooler than Sonic and Tails!
9. Sonic The Hedgehog Set of 3 Pairs Of Socks
Don’t stumble like Tails, strut like Sonic! With these Sonic the Hedgehog socks you’ll definitely be the head of the gang.
10. Mega Drive Console Notebook
Take notes or store your cheat codes in style with this funky Mega Drive notebook!
11. Men’s Black Classic Space Invaders Game T-Shirt
Show some love for one of the daddies or retro gaming with our alien busting Space Invaders T-Shirt!
12. Nintendo Gamer Controller Backpack
The classic NES controller is a real design classic and such a gaming icon. Show some love and keep this legend alive with our funky backpacks!
13. Tetris Light
Every time we see this we can still hear that classic music! Create your very own lights with this awesome Tetris set!
14. Nintendo Super Mario Brothers Multi-Colour Fleece Blanket
Snuggle up with Mario and his bro Luigi and add some extra retro cool to your home in one swoop with this awesome blanket.
15. Framed Nintendo Mario Face Mirror
Mama Mia! Boy, do we have a treat for you! If you’re a fan of the (incredibly) Super Mario Brothers, then this awesome, but subtle nod of appreciation is the best way to show some love for the mighty duo!
16. Retro Gamer Ghosts Backpack
Add a splash of colour and gamer cool to any outfit with this snazzy Pac-Man backpack!
17. EXCLUSIVE Unisex All Over Print Sonic The Hedgehog T-Shirt
Love Sonic? Get ‘all over’ this exclusive tee! Featuring Sonic, Tails, Doctor Eggman (Robotnik), and Knuckles, this is a great find for any fan.
18. Tetris Notebook
Sometimes the simplest of games are the very best. Tetris pretty much champions this idea which is why is is possible one of the most iconic games ever. Swap your gameboy for this funky notepad and make a splash at school, in the office or just with friends.
19. PlayStation Shaped Bi-Fold Wallet
Get the world’s top selling console in the very pocked with our amazing PlayStation wallet! Great way to store your credits.
20. Street Fighter LED Torch With Sound Keychain
This awesome keychain features the popular Street Fighter character Ryu. Press his chest and a super bright LED light will be activated whilst he shouts Hadoken! at the same time. Too much cool!
21. Men’s White Paper Scissors Stone Alex Kidd Sega T-Shirt
Celebrate the nail-biting end to each level of the cult classic, Alex Kidd with this funky Tee!
Pheeew! So there you have them folks! Hopefully we’ve sent your on a weird and wonderful trip back down retro gaming memory lane.

Don’t forget to check out all of these classic goodies and so much more in our full range of gamer merchandise at TruffleShuffle.com.

So what are your biggest retro video game memories? Let us know by popping a comment below.

Thanks!

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Amazing PlayStation Bags and Wallets? Game On!

Ever since the first time we saw and heard the iconic PlayStation start up sequence back in 1994, we were hooked! That sound meant you would soon be jumping head-first into whole new worlds, battling, racing, jumping and shooting your way using a whole host of classic characters. We were in heaven!

With amazing graphics and exclusive games, this was a huge hit and soon became the best selling consoles ever and certainly earned a place in our minds and one of the best.

Because we have so much to love the this classic 90s gaming hero, we couldn’t resist getting our hands on some amazing new PlayStation merchandise so we can show our love in style and help spread some nostalgia goodness wherever we go. Take a looks at our latest items below…
Why not take your PlayStation on a vacation! This handy messenger bag can be your trusty companion, keeping your bits and bobs safe from harm and adding a touch of gamer cool to your look!
You can never put too much money into gaming, and we’re sure not going to stop putting our pounds into our trusty PlayStation thanks to our cool new wallets!
A great way to carry your memory cards…or bank cards, this mini console style wallet comes with just the right amount of space and a whole heap or retro cool piled in there too! Pick up your very own from just £15.99.

Get even more retro PlayStation goodness into your lives with our huge collection of official PlayStation Merchandise including Cufflinks, T-Shirts, Notebooks, Keyrings and more. See you there!

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Good Grief! New DangerMouse episodes to air on TV!

“He’s the greatest, he’s fantastic, wherever there is danger, he’ll be there!”
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Yep this isn’t a typo, the huuugely loved and classic animated show DangerMouse which followed the adventures of the world’s greatest secret agent and his ever-nervous sidekick Penfold is set to make a comeback of on CBBC with 52 new episodes next year. Exciting!

Taking the TV by storm from back in 1981 and running all the way to 1992, DangerMouse (voiced by Sir David Jason) became one of the top shows of the 80s with a whole generation of kids turning in for their famous adventures and of course…those catchphrases 🙂

After over 20 years absence, DM and trusty sidekick will return this time to CBBC and will come complete with a whole heap of 21st century gadgets to help them with protect the world from the dastardly likes of Baron Greenback.

We can’t wait to see these guys back in action once again but given a modern twist as while Danger Mouse and Penfold’s HQ will continue to be in a classic red post box, it will now be packed with cutting-edge technology even with his iconic eye-patch becoming an ‘iPatch’!

Such a great way to get some 80s nostalgia back onto the airwaves as well as introducing some of the classic characters to a new generation of cartoon lovers.


So what do you think? Excited to see the new episodes hit the screen or would you rather leave the show as it was and keep the 80s magic alive?

Can’t wait to get stuck into some Danger Mouse action? Take a look at our fab range of funky Danger Mouse mugs, t-shirts, wallets and more….
Dangermouse Mug Danger Mouse T-Shirt
Dangermouse Wallet Dangermouse Mug
Have your say below and let us know what you think to this comeback on a true 80s icon….

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