REVIEWS from a few of our clients...

CLIENT - ADAM FREEDMAN - founder ThisisWhyImBroke.com

PROJECT - Foam character sculpture for the founder of Reddit


"It was an incredible experience to be a part of, and working with Tom’s team was probably the best experience we’ve ever had collaborating with another company. They kept us up to date on the project constantly, they easily understood what our goals were, and they really valued our input and implemented it into the design"


For Adam's full review, please visit his website.

"you've added

             serious value..."

"I'm totally

speechless!!"

       "Amazing!"             

"magnificent sculpt"

"...needs to be seen to be believed,

simply outstanding..."

"Stunning!"

"I was blown away..."

"I LOVE IT!!!"

"...even more striking in person"

CLIENT - WESLEY CANNON -  www.WickedProps.com www.theMoviePropForum.com

PROJECT - Horror Home Theater Custom Theme Room and Prop Display Room


I've had this dream of a cave room for years.  Tom Spina Designs managed to take my idea far beyond what I'd envisioned.  It was an honor to have Tom and Rich help make this dream come true.  It was a wonderful experience to work with the artists during the design phase and to watch things come together as they were built.   They are top-notch guys and if anyone needs any displays, restoration or theming, Tom Spina Designs is the place to go!

themed home theater props
custom foam character sculpture


Contact us today to discuss private commissions to create highly unique sculpture, furniture, characters, and art for your home theater, business, trade show, theme park or private collection. 


We also cater to collectors of original movie props and wardrobe, performing extremely specialized restoration and display work.

CLIENT - BOB BURNS movie prop archivist

PROJECT- Restoration of the original American Werewolf


Here's a video testimonial from our famed movie prop collector Bob Burns, for whom we've restored a number of original props from an American Werewolf in London, Star Wars and others. You'll find a great video of Bob chatting about one of them here: Bob Burns discusses the restoration of the original American Werewolf in London wolf prop.

Original Rick Baker Werewolf Costume

CLIENT - SIX FLAGS over Georgia - Josh Fangman, Entertainment Manager

PROJECT - custom theme prop - giant skull and bones theme park booth


This looks FANTASTIC. You have truly exceeded my expectation with the work and the service. I truly appreciate you keeping me in the loop throughout the process, taking my wishes, and giving me your thoughts as well.  I will absolutely be using you for future projects and I will be telling my counter parts throughout Six Flags about your company.

custom carved foam trade show style prop

CLIENT - Keir Neubauer - Private Collector

PROJECT - Land of the Lost Enik Costume Display


Upon viewing the newly restored and rejuvenated Enik, I was speechless!  Even my most lofty expectations were exceeded!  The level of craftsmanship and dedication to detail is phenomenal, placing Tom and his fellow wizards at the pinnacle of their art.  Needless to say, every step of the process was handled with the utmost in professionalism and pride in their work.  I am so pleased with every facet of this transaction and would highly recommend Tom Spina Designs to anyone contemplating prop restoration of any type.  They truly brought Enik back to life!

Enik the Sleestak aka Enik the Altrusian costume

CLIENT - BRANDON ALINGER - www.Propstore.com

PROJECT - Star Wars movie prop restoration the Empire Strikes Back Ugnaught mask


Brilliant!  Really pleased with the way this turned out.  Getting it to look more "right" was exactly what I had in mind, but I couldn't picture exactly how to do it...what you've come up with is perfect... you've added serious value to it.  Good work!  Appreciate your speediness too...

Star Wars mask conservation

CLIENT - JUZO COMPRESSION THERAPY - Caroline Pinney

PROJECT - custom realistic medical model sculptures


I am so THRILLED with the legs you have produced.  The leg has made a really fantastic addition to our educational efforts.  Thank you for producing such high quality products...the attention to detail is extraordinary.  Thank you! 

custom realistic sculpture

CLIENT - COBRA LABS INTERNATIONAL  - www.cobralabs.com

PROJECT - Giant foam carved skull-themed trade show booth for Mr. Olympia Expo


Hey Tom, The expo was awesome, the booth was amazing and man did it stand out!! It arrived with no damage and was a breeze to put together and pack up again with the directions supplied with each crate. You guys did an awesome job of packaging it up and all I can say is thanks for doing such a great job, it just blew me away.

custom foam sculpture rocks and throne

CLIENTS - Shannon and Jennifer, Private Collectors

PROJECT - Custom display for an original television show prop


We can't tell you how pleased we are with the way this whole project went.  You are all very professional and we can't wait to deal with you again.  Sounds like you have a great group of people working there.  Tell everyone involved "Thank You". Have a good evening, Shannon and Jennifer

CLIENT - MATT - Private Movie Prop Collector

Custom mounting and preservation of an original X-files alien mask and hands


Well, the alien made a landing back at my house.  He looks absolutely fantastic!  The display works beautifully and the work looks amazing.  Everything came well packaged and tightly wrapped.  Thanks again for a great experience.  I hope to do business with you again down the road!  Best regards, Matt

mask prop display and preservation

CLIENT - Private Collector of Original Movie Props

PROJECT - Custom acrylic display for original props from The Dark Crystal


I received the display and everything looks great!  I must say that the guy who packed it must have been a mummy embalmer in a past life. That thing was packed so well it took me an hour to get it safely out of the box.  I was in between cursing him and praising him the whole time. Today since its all over, I'm praising him, especially since I now don't have to buy packing material for another year.  Anyway looks great!  Y'all did a great job. Look forward to our next project!

dark crystal props

CLIENT - Private Collector of Original Film Props

PROJECT - Gremlins 2 movie prop puppet restoration and display


Hi Tom, Finally back home. Just opened the brown Gremlin and I am soooo impressed!  Thank you for packing everything really well!  When we unwrapped the cloth covering the Gremlin it was reminiscent to brining Frankenstein's monster to life. Well, sort of!  Very exciting and very happy!  Thank You Tom Spina Designs!

gremlins 2 brown puppet

CLIENT -STEVEN WIDERMAN, Puppet Coordinator for television show, Kid Fitness

PROJECT - custom sculpture - puppet tree face


Hey Tom, We shot the tree scenes today and it was simply great! We used the closed eye-lids, and they were very effective. The director said the tree was really nice and he hoped they would use it in other episodes. Everyone was very impressed, myself included.  Anyway, thanks for all your help and doing a great job. I look forward to working with you again soon.

Steven

tree puppet for Kid Fitness TV show

CLIENT - ADAM - Private Collector of Movie Costumes and Props

PROJECT - Terminator 2 Movie Prop Display


The display has arrived safe and sound and I finally got a chance to unpack it last night.  Firstly your packing job was fantastic, everything was in pristine condition and totally protected so thank you for that.  Once I actually got it all unwrapped and assembled it looked amazing, and even more striking in person than in the great photos you sent me.


I can only say that you have done an astounding job all round Tom. Thank you for taking my vague ideas on with such enthusiasm, developing and improving on them and taking them right through to such a perfect execution.  I'm already looking forward to the next one! All the best, Adam

Arnold Schwartzenegger statue

CLIENT - TOM L - Private Collector, Home Theater owner

PROJECT - Custom sculpture - life sized theme prop home theater characters


3 massive crates showed up yesterday and everything made it intact and undamaged. Rich did an incredible job packing the characters for their long trip.  It took a few hours to unpack them, but they are all now in my theater and look INCREDIBLE! Even my wife loves them, which speaks volumes.


In closing, I would like to thank you and Rich for being completely professional throughout this very enjoyable experience. Sending large checks to someone I’ve never met or dealt with before was a bit scary, especially since you’re on the opposite side of the country. You made me feel comfortable and confident from the start, and your communication, collaboration, and flexibility was uncommonly good. I would be very happy to serve as a reference for you.

Thanks Tom & Rich!

Max Rebo Sy Snootles and Droopy McCool foam custom statues

CLIENT - CRAIG M - private collector of statues and busts

PROJECT - Custom statue - realistic head sculpture by Tom with pose-able body


Tom, I have to say, you are a true artist!!! He turned out fricking fantastic!!! The pictures don`t do him justice...he looks incredible in person.


Thank you very much for all of your effort on this project. Craig

CLIENT - JEFF K - Private collector of busts and statues

PROJECTS - Large scale theme props and custom lifesized busts


Hi Tom, B-I-G!....is the word that comes to mind. A magnificent sculpt done by Richie. Great details. He did a great job and I really appreciate the time and effort that he put into this sculpt. The details in the face are incredible... it's those "little" details and that's what keeps ya lookin' at it. Thanks Tom. Thanks Richie for a magnificent sculpt. This past year you've helped me add some spectacular pieces to my collection and I'm happy with each one.


Truly amazing work! Truly amazing artists!  Take Care. Jeff

CLIENT - DARREN SIMPSON - private collector of movie props and costumes

PROJECT - custom acrylic movie prop display stand for Black Hole S.T.A.R. mask


Hi Tom. Package arrived today !! I am thrilled.  The photos don't do it justice, the display is fantastic and has a very solid feel to it, which is exactly what I was hoping for... You did a great job!  Thanks for everything.  Darren

STARR movie prop mask display

CLIENT - MIKE BILSKI, "The Lab" Haunted Attraction 

PROJECT - Giant-sized T-Rex Head custom sculpture


Amazing! Better than we could have hoped for...wow people are going to  have a case of the wet pants when that sucker comes out...definitely glad I bought the superior sound package for it. The whole thing is going to be awesome, very theme park like.  Looking forward to getting more pieces from you guys in the future... Mike

haunted attraction tyrannosaurus Rex head

CLIENT - PROP STORE OF LONDON - Tim Lawes www.propstore.com

PROJECTS - Return of the Jedi ewok prop masks built up from production parts


Tom, I took one of your Ewok build ups down to "The Freebs" [make up legends Stuart and Kay Freeborn] last night. He was VERY impressed with your work. He said he thought it was one of his! I thought you would like to know that you now have the official Freeborn seal of approval!


The Ewok has stayed with Stuart and now stands next to the Yoda statue that he kept. We thought it would be handy for him to have when he is interviewed or photographed in the future.  Tim

Movie makeup legend Stuart Freeborn

CLIENT - JASON IN THE UK, private movie prop collector

PROJECT - custom sculpture - theme prop style character bust


Stunning! looked great as a photo but you really have to see this work in person to appreciate how good it actually is! Also thanks for the stand as well that was a real bonus too, will look great on display. Thanks for your time and patience, no doubt will contact you again in the coming months. Kind regards, Jason

CLIENT - CHRISTINE G, Private collector of horror memorabilia

Project - Custom likeness sculpture for a wax museum style figure


The work needs to be seen to be believed, simply outstanding work.  I could not be happier with this piece and would highly recommend him to anyone without any hesitation!! again thank you Tom, you are a true artist...keep up the good work!

Cheers from Florida, Christine

Wax figure sculpture

CLIENT - WESLEY CANNON owner www.themoviepropforum.com

PROJECT - Custom Mannequin and head sculpture to display an original movie costume from 13 ghosts


Man, I'm totally speechless!! I'm one happy camper right now... I just don't even know what to say...you have me so excited with the work...it truly is special to me now and I'm sure it will stay with me for quite sometime...


I really thank you for your hard work and all the time and patience you had with me, as you said about me...i feel you are a top notch guy!!  You are very fair, understanding and a great artist.  thanks again so much! ~Wesley~

wax figure sculpture for costume display

CLIENT - BRENDA BROWN, Personal Business Advisor, Grammars Ink

PROJECT - custom licensed character sculpture "the Hyena"


I have just seen the finished pictures of the hyena bust, and I was blown away with the accuracy and detail that you put into the project! I have sent the pictures to the guys and I am sure that you will be getting a call from Stacy letting you know he really loved how you brought his character to life. I really do appreciate the time, effort and quality that you put into the piece. We will be using you for future projects.


Thanks again and I will talk to you soon!  Brenda Brown

lifesized werewolf bust

CLIENT - IAN IN AUSTRALIA, Private horror bust collector

Project - Lifesized Movie Prop Style Werewolf Display Bust


IT IS ALIVE!!  He just got here,its absolutely fantastic just freaking everybody out at the moment. It travelled really well no problems with it,thanks again for the great service and product, am proud to be the first owner of a Tom Spina new moon in Australia

Thanks Ian in Australia

lifesized werewolf bust

CLIENT - JOHN IN FLORIDA, Private collector

PROJECT - Custom display mannequin and themed sculpted base

for his Predator costume


The Eagle has landed.  The Fat Lady has sung.  I did receive the packages yesterday, and I did have a chance to put the Predator together.  I LOVE IT!!!  It is sitting in my family room in all its full glory!!!  Thank you so much.  It was worth every penny to see my wife's look of wonder, awe, and total disgust!!!  Truly PRICELESS. Regards and Thanks, John

lifesized Predator statue with Alien head

CLIENT - CHRIS GEORGOULIAS, Private movie prop collector

MOVIE PROP DISPLAYS - Adjustable Helmet/Mask Stand and Deluxe Display Stand


Hi Tom!  The displays arrived today and they are perfect!  The quality is top-notch and they help bring out the absolute best in my pieces.  The flocking on the head looks fabulous and the acrylic base really gives it a nice, solid platform.  The adjustable stand honestly looks as if it was custom made for my helmet.  I scoured ebay and store display sites and didn't find what I was looking for until I stumbled across your display page.  Lo and behold I ended up finding *exactly* what I was looking for and it came from a fellow collector and artist that I actually know and respect.  Thanks again!  Chris Georgoulias

mask display and hat stand

CLIENT - Matt, Movie Prop Private Collector

PROJECT - Restoration and display - Jeepers Creepers prop mask


I'm almost speechless! Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would turn out THAT well. Incredible!  Please pass my sincere thanks to each and every one of you who worked on the mask. It will take pride of place in my movie room.  Kind regards, Matt.

Jeepers Creepers 2 mask conservation

CLIENT - Darren, Movie Prop Private Collector

PROJECT - Custom Display - Misery movie prop Hobbling Leg


Mr. Spina… Excuse my French but that looks $#@&-ing incredible!! I’m literally lost for words! I’m going to take some time and enjoy the photographs but please go ahead and wrap that bad boy up. Good job Tom!! Thank all of your crew for me too please.

Darren

Misery Kathy Bates leg scene prop

CLIENT - EXEDE INTERNET

PROJECT - Lifesized Silicone Poseable "Brian" Alien Character


Tom & Don, The Brian puppet arrived yesterday and we had a chance to put him on his stand – we are very impressed with the sculpture!  You've exceeded our expectations and recreated a nearly perfect copy of the original animatronic puppet.  The craftsmanship on the sculpture is impeccable, and it wasn't until seeing it in person that we were able to truly appreciate the work that your team did.  Thank you again for all of your hard work!


Nate Baldwin Graphic Designer, Exede Internet

Brian alien Exede commercial prop

CLIENT - Betty Whitehead

PROJECT - Lifesized Realistic Lion Puppets for Stage Show


Thank you so so much for the beautiful lions!  You did such an amazing job!  There were so many comments of how beautiful and lifelike they were!  The faces were amazing, from the eyes, mouths, teeth, whiskers, air brushing, gorgeous fur…..every detail!  Exceptional!  Better than expected? Absolutely!


And Tom, you were a delight to work with!  Great communication!  Loved how you gave us pictures on the progression of the lions as they were being created!  Couldn't be happier with the lions or with the experience of working with you!  Hope we have the pleasure of working with you again!

lion foam rubber realistic taxidermy style puppets
Robin Williams Mrs. Doubtfire makeup prop display

CLIENT - Chase Sark - Private Movie Prop Collector

Custom mounting and preservation of an original Robin Williams Doubtfire appliance


She made it home safely! I want to thank you for another top notch experience, and dazzling work of art! I am beyond thrilled with this piece, it is simply stunning. She was packed so well in that crate, it is times like these, I wish I had a power drill. I can barely feel my red blistered hands! Thanks so much again! I hope to do business again soon!