Competition ends today! Yep our huuuuge Father’s Day #Competition ends tonight! Head on over to our blog and enter for your chance to #win all of these amazing goodies worth over £250! Good luck everyone! http://bit.ly/1hVOtbN xoxo http://ift.tt/1l4aKnF

Competition ends today! Yep our huuuuge Father’s Day #Competition ends tonight! Head on over to our blog and enter for your chance to #win all of these amazing goodies worth over £250! Good luck everyone! http://bit.ly/1hVOtbN xoxo http://ift.tt/1l4aKnF

Father’s Day is this Sunday! Here’s some more great gifts ideas….

Father's Day Gift Guide
Still stuff for a Father’s Day gift? Fear not, we’ve got tons of goodies and have picked out some staff faves with Movie Buff, Couch Potato & TV addict dads in mind! Why not check out all our gift ideas here or scroll down for more specific ideas….
Gifts for a… MOVIE BUFF

Men’s Top Gun Maverick T-Shirt
£19.99
Boxed Robocup Mug
£12.99
Men’s Scarface Movie Poster T-Shirt
£19.99
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Gifts for a… COUCH POTATO
Camper Van Slippers
£19.99
Unisex Black Batman Logo Onesie
£39.99
Transformers Masks Lounge Pants
Just £16.99
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Gifts for a… TV ADDICT
Men’s Los Pollos Hermanos Breaking Bad T-Shirt
£19.99
Only Fools And Horses Lovely Jubbly Boxed Mug
Just £6.99
Men’s Grey Marl Stark Logo Game Of Thrones T-Shirt
Just £14.99
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Sad news folks, the comedy legend and our hero Rik Mayall has sadly died today aged just 56. Far too young and had so much more to do. What will you most remember him for? R.I.P xoxo http://ift.tt/1pWbTWa

Sad news folks, the comedy legend and our hero Rik Mayall has sadly died today aged just 56. Far too young and had so much more to do. What will you most remember him for? R.I.P xoxo http://ift.tt/1pWbTWa

Happy Birthday Michael J. Fox! Our Top M.J Movies….

Happy Birthday Michael J. Fox! As hard as it might be to believe, the fresh faced Marty….sorry Michael turns 53 year old today!

As one of our retro movie heroes, we thought we would celebrate with him in style by sharing with you guys some of our top movies staring the man himself.

Bringing us so many classics, it’s hard to be and 80s kid and not love him and his classic movies. Take a peep at some of our top moments from his amazing career….
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Teen Wolf (1985)
Just one of many M.J 80s classics! Teen Wolf is pretty much the icon of 80s cheese, but also is one of the most adored films of it’s time, giving us an amazing coming of age style story that continued to flood out of the US for the next 20 years. Released on the heels of the hugely successful Back to the Future, this further help launch and keep Michael in the big time.

Teen Wolf chronicles the plight of Fox as a small-town nerd who can’t seem to score a basket on the court or a point with his dream girl. Things change, however, once he discovers his family’s hereditary secret, lycanthrope. As he begins to look hairier and hairier, his team begins to win basketball games and his dream girl begins to show interest in his unusual talent.

Simply one of THEEE 80s classics.

Mars Attacks (1996)
We LOOOVE Mars Attacks! So many memories of watching this film back on good ol VHS, trying to imagine what it would be like is all this came true, making the alien noises, wishing we had a space ship. Bliss!
Although not a massive character in this flick, we still hold this as a great role at a point in his career after BTTF fame, still doing his thing and working with Tim Burton.
The story follows a number of characters through the short-lived excitement of a visit from Mars. Not long after their arrival…actually on their arrival, the situation turns and the alien start a full scale invasion of Earth, seemingly just for fun!
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Back to the Future (1985)
Ahhhh! And here it is folks! Possible the biggest and most-loved 80s films, Back to the Future has been a real icon since its release back in the mid 80s and is still as much of a hit now as it was back then.

Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean “time machine” invented by slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love – so he can get back to the future.

Such a classic and surely need to further introduction or explanation right? :)

Casualties of War (1989)
Based on a New Yorker article by Daniel Lang which was inspired by a true incident which illustrated the dehumanizing aspects of the Vietnam experience. Michael J. Fox plays Eriksson, a member of an American squadron stationed in the deepest jungles of Southeast Asia. Sean Penn co-stars as Meserve, the squadron sergeant, who vows revenge after his best friend is killed. He orders his men to invade a village and “requisition” a young Vietnamese girl (Thuy Thu Lee). The horrified Eriksson refuses to participate in these atrocities, and he does his best to console the girl and to attempt to free her. Before this can happen, however, Meserve orders another man to kill the girl. Once he returns to camp, Eriksson attempts to file a report on the tragedy and to bring Meserve and the others to justice, but he is stonewalled by the brass and threatened with death by his fellow soldiers. Heavy stuff but a great story!
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The Frighteners (1996)
Charlatan Frank Bannister has genuine psychic powers, but he doesn’t use them to help people. Rather, he generates cases for his supernatural private-eye firm by harassing a group of hapless ghosts (including a dearly departed Wild West outlaw and an undead judge played by John Astin) into staging hauntings and poltergeists in the homes of likely marks. Bannister’s world turns on its head when he starts noticing real hauntings around town — ghostly assassinations that seem to be tied to the execution 20 years earlier of a brutal serial killer. Lucy Lunskey, the wife of one unlucky victim, teams up with Bannister to get to the bottom of the killings and find out what shut-in Patricia Bradley (Dee Wallace Stone) and her witchy mother have to do with the sinister spree.
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The Hard Way (1991)
Actors playing actors is always funny, a great sense of irony which is exactly what this film is bursting with! Seeing James Woods play a homicide detective and M.J a famous actor who is trying to master a Police role by shadowing him, the story follows the pair as they hunt for killer ‘The Party Crasher’ with the young actor doing nothing but hindering his case. Love it!
Well that’s all for now peeps! We hope you’ve enjoyed out little celebration and perhaps even picked up on some classic films that you can now go away and watch….or re-watch!

Happy Birthday Michael J. Fox from all the team at TruffleShuffle! Thanks for the memories.

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Make this year one to remember with our amazing Father’s Day #competition to #WIN all of this! Pop on over to our blog to enter for your chance. Good luck everyone! http://bit.ly/1hVOtbN xoxo http://ift.tt/1kKf7Jp

Make this year one to remember with our amazing Father’s Day #competition to #WIN all of this! Pop on over to our blog to enter for your chance. Good luck everyone! http://bit.ly/1hVOtbN xoxo http://ift.tt/1kKf7Jp

Our Big Father’s Day Competition Ends Tomorrow! Be Quick!

Just a quick heads up everyone!

Still looking for that perfect gift for you old man this year? We’ve got you sorted! Not only do we have a huuuuge range of retro-tastic Father’s Day gifts on our store, we’re also giving you guys the chance to WIN some simply amazing gifts in our massive Father’s Day Competition.

Teaming up with some amazing companies including BeerHawk.co.uk, DropDeadChocolates.co.uk AND WhiskyTastingCompany.com, we’ve got our hands on over £250 worth of goodies including 6 top selling T-Shirts! Pretty cool huh!
How to Enter
For your chance to bag all of this, simple shoot over to the original Competition Blog Post and follow the simple RaffleCopter instructions and that’s it! Easy!

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Hurry! This amazing competition closes midnight on Tuesday 10th of June so be sure to enter for your chance!
Good luck everyone!

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Don’t Forget! Father’s Day is Just Next Week: Top Gifts for Dads

Have you got the best dad ever? We’ve got tons of goodies and have picked out some best-sellers especially if you want to give him a little treat this Father’s Day!

Footie-Mad Dad

Super Dad

Rock Dad

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Classic Marvel Captain America Logo Tee, now ONLY £12.99 in the sale!  http://ow.ly/xIbv4 xoxo http://ift.tt/So1tQs

Classic Marvel Captain America Logo Tee, now ONLY £12.99 in the sale! http://ow.ly/xIbv4 xoxo http://ift.tt/So1tQs

Goonies: Where are they 29 years on….

HEY YOU GUYS! 80s cult classic, The Goonies, a story about a band of pre-teens who live in the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon attempt to save their homes from demolition, and in doing so, discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willie, a legendary 17th-century pirate turns 29 today!!!

To celebrate such an important birthday in TruffleShuffle’s calendar we wanted to bring some Goonies-love to the blog. But since we’ve already shown you how to do the TruffleShuffle and discussed 5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Goonies, I thought (with a Goonies sequel in the pipeline) we’d catch up with the some of the stars…. Come with us as we investigate what became of the cast of the 1985′s The Goonies.

Sean Astin – Michael ‘Mikey’ Walsh
Sean Astin played the adventurous Mikey, who led the gang on their hunt for One-Eyed Willie’s treasure, and his experience of quests stood him in good stead for his highest profile post-Goonies role, as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings. As well as Hobbiting it up, Sean nabbed himself an Oscar nomination with his wife for their short film Kangaroo Court (1994), starred in 24, as well as other hit TV shows including My Name Is Earl and most recently became the voice for Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Josh Brolin – Brandon ‘Brand’ Walsh
Josh’s acting debut was as Mikey’s muscle-bound older brother Brand, who had one eye on the dumbbells and the other on Andy. You may be surprised to hear his career stalled following the release of his second film Thrashin’, due to a (self-confessed) ‘horrendous’ performance. These days, Josh is a highly garlanded leading man, having amassed an impressive CV, working alongside some of the finest filmmakers in the business. Brolin’s rollercoaster career touches the cinematic highs of No Country for Old Men, True Grit, and Milk, for which he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 2008, yet he can scrape the cultural barrel with the truly awful Gangster Squad. This year still looks promising for Brolin with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For currently in post-production and a number of other projects in the pipeline.

Jeff Cohen – Chunk
Jeff Cohen arrived on the set as someone with an established acting pedigree and The Goonies made him a star. Despite this, Cohen shunned the limelight and has not acted since 1991. Instead he turned his attention to the practice of law. He’s slimmed down too, having had a stint as a mascot of sorts for his college football team, performing his famous shuffle from the side-lines. In 1996, Cohen graduated from the University of California, where he became President of the Associated Students under the slogan “Chunk for President.” He went on to study at the UCLA School of Law and became an entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles, before co-founding the Cohen & Garner firm in 2002. He truly truffle shuffled his way to the top.

Kerri Green – Andrea ‘Andy’ Carmichael
Whilst Andy might have had looks and popularity she also proved herself a very capable adventurer, and a reasonably tasty pianist. But post-Goonies, Kerri’s not been one for the limelight, and after a featuring opposite Charlie Sheen in the film Three for the Road, she decided to give acting a break and go to college. As a result, she did not appear on our screens again until the 1993. Since then, she has co-founded a production company and made occasional cameos on TV shows.

Martha Plimpton – Stephanie ‘Stef’ Steinbrenner
Martha Plimpton began her career aged 10, when she appeared in Rollover and a string of Calvin Klein adverts. Martha was the feisty and smart Stef, whose hilarious bantering with Mouth was a constant source of entertainment. Following the success of The Goonies, Plimpton was twice cast alongside River Phoenix in The Mosquito Coast and Running on Empty. She has since become a staple of the Broadway circuit. She currently appears in the US TV series Raising Hope. She also donates her time and efforts to the ’52nd Street Project’ which aims to match inner-city children with professional theatre artists to create their own plays.

Corey Feldman – Mouth
Having begun his career aged three in a McDonald’s advert; Feldman has featured in more than 80 feature films. Corey was fast-talking Mouth whose way with words was a blessing and a curse. Corey himself became one of 1980s Hollywood’s hottest properties when apart from The Goonies, he also featured in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Gremlins, Stand by Me and Lost Boys before establishing a double act with fellow Corey, the tragic Corey Haim. The pair starred in License to Drive amongst other things. In recent years, Feldman has been prolific in more undesirable ways. Seemingly filling Charlie Sheen’s shoes for the title of ‘Oddest Celebrity’, Feldman’s insane birthday parties have entered urban legend. He is now the lead singer for the ska band ‘Truth Movement’ and was a contestant on the 2012 series of Dancing on Ice.

Jonathan Ke Quan – Richard ‘Data’ Wang
Perhaps best remembered as Data or the child sidekick of Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Jonathan Ke Quan (born Ke Huy-Quan) featured in a number of little known films up until 2002. Since then, Jonathan has worked as a stunt choreographer on films such as X-Men and The One starring Jet Li.

John Matuuszk – Lotney ‘Sloth’ Fratelli
John was the deformed giant Sloth, whose ill treatment at the hands of Ma Fratelli meant he was an unforgettable monster who befriends ‘Chunk’ and comes to the timely rescue of the rest of the Goonies when they are forced to walk the plank. John himself was a former major American football player and twice winner of the SuperBowl that went on to rack up a wide range of roles in some of the biggest shows of the 80s, including Cheers, The A Team, Miami Vice and M*A*S*H. Tragically, John died aged just 38 in 1989, with a combination of pneumonia and heart failure brought on by a prescription drug overdose.

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown!

Flaming Axe of Valhalla! Is it the Weekend already?!
So, on a scorching hot dusty desert highway, sporadically littered by cactus and the odd lizard with its head in a can. Let us be your, leather worn, heavily bearded, road warrior biker gang as we mount our metallic steeds of cinematic greatness. We’ll haul ourselves down the road of retro movie mayhem before pitching up and partying hard at the Shangri-La of celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 7th JUNE

The Towering Inferno (1974) More4 12:20pm-3:35pm (3 hours 15 minutes)
The world’s tallest building goes up in flames during the opening celebrations. While the architect who designed the skyscraper tries to save the party-goers trapped on the 135th floor, a fire chief leads a valiant attempt to fight the blaze. Disaster movie, starring Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Fred Astaire, Richard Chamberlain, Susan Blakely and Robert Vaughn.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Film4 2:55pm-5:30pm (2 hours 35 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.

Fun Fact! The Klingon words spoken by the Klingon ship’s captain were actually invented by actor James Doohan (Commander Scott). Later, linguist Marc Okrand the later devised grammar and syntax rules for the language, along with more vocabulary words in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), and wrote a Klingon dictionary.

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) ITV2 6:50pm-9:30pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
The rebel heroes set out to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of alien gangster Jabba the Hutt before preparing for a decisive attack on the evil Empire. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker faces a more personal battle in a final confrontation with Darth Vader that leads him to the inner sanctum of the Emperor himself. Conclusion of the original sci-fi trilogy, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Monsters, Inc (2001) Sky Movies Disney 4:30pm-6:10pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Two monsters work for an energy firm that employs scary creatures to sneak into children’s bedrooms and convert their screams into power. However, when a little girl accidentally wanders into the pair’s domain, they have to race against time to return her safely home before anyone finds out. Pixar animated comedy, with the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi and James Coburn.

SUNDAY 8th JUNE

Teen Wolf (1985) Channel 5 11:40am-1:20pm (1 hour 40 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.

The Money Pit (1986) Channel 5 1:20pm-3:05pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Yuppie couple Walter and Anna buy a ramshackle old house and set about renovating it, only to see their dream home gradually turn into a nightmare. Anna also has to contend with her ex-husband, who is determined to talk her into giving their relationship another try. Comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov and Joe Mantegna.

Ghostbusters (1984) Channel 5 3:05pm-5:10pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Three eccentric scientists put their hi-tech gadgetry and knowledge of the paranormal to money-making use by setting up in business as freelance ghost catchers. A musician calls them in to investigate when she sees strange creatures in her kitchen, only to end up possessed. As the spook-hunting team members deal with an attempt to shut their operation down, they discover an evil demonic entity is being summoned into existence and it falls to them to stop this creature from destroying the world. Supernatural comedy adventure, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Rick Moranis.

Mannequin (1987) Channel 5 5:10pm-6:55pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A struggling artist gets a job as a window dresser for a department store, only to discover one of his dummies is a reincarnated Egyptian princess who comes to life at night. As he falls for the living doll, she inspires him to transform the shop’s display and make it the most spectacular in town. Fantasy comedy, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, remember there is always room for dessert.
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