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Category - Our Company in the Media

On this page, you’ll find links, articles and stories from around the web about Tom Spina Designs, our artists and our work. If you spot something about our work or artists, please contact us.

Tom is coming to FanX, Salt Lake Comic Convention!

Next Week!  Tom Spina, is a guest and panelist and we’ll have a special photo op at Booth 1031 of FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention! SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2018 We’re excited to announce our appearance next week at FanX Salt Lake Comic Con, where ...

Alien Mask and Costume rentals for Nerdist’s Lando Gambino Video

Some familiar looking alien mask and costume rentals! In honor of the highly anticipated Solo film, Nerdist created a video tribute to everyone’s favorite smuggler and one of the coolest characters in the Star Wars universe. “Lando Gambino ...

Tom at X, the Moonshot Factory (formerly Google X) for May the 4th!

Tom Spoke at X, the Moonshot Factory (formerly Google X) for Their May the 4th Event! X, the Moonshot Factory held an outstanding Star Wars Day event this year.  Tom was invited to be a keynote speaker along with Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo, pro...

Tom Talks Cantina Details on Blast Points Podcast

Tom was a special guest on Blast Points Podcast talking in detail about the Star Wars Cantina and much more! This week, Tom joined Jason & Gabe on Blast Points Podcast for an in depth, funny, FUN chat about nerdy Star War stuff. I don’t th...

Tom Consults on New Star Wars Creature Book!

Tom Consults on New Star Wars Creature Book! UPDATE – the book is now available for order here: The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Creatures & Aliens. Mark Salsbury wrote this great new Star Wars creature book and Tom was a researcher and...

The Star Wars Show Visits the TSD Studio!

The Star Wars Show Visits the TSD Studio! This week, The Star Wars Show visits the Tom Spina Designs studio! Host Anthony Carboni gives viewers a behind the scenes look at our shop and some of our Star Wars aliens and creatures, as well as the lice...

Celebrate Regal Robot’s Birthday with a Sale!

Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of our Sister Company, Regal Robot! One year ago this week, Tom launched Regal Robot, offering amazing furniture, art and decor inspired by the movies and themes we all love. It’s been an incredible first year and ...

New Star Wars Products Sale and Podcasts!

Regal Robot announces new Star Wars™ products PLUS interview and podcast round up! We’re excited to share new official Star Wars products available at our sister company, Regal Robot™ right now!  Currently on sale for 20% off with code NE...

VIDEO Mark Hamill cantina with our costumes on the Late Show

VIDEO – Mark Hamill cantina scene, featuring some of our costumes on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert! We’ve been lucky to work with the great folks over at the Late Show with Stephen Colbert several times now (some examples can be fou...

VIDEO – Adam Savage at our sister company, Regal Robot

NEW VIDEO – Behind the Scenes at our sister company, Regal Robot, with Adam Savage! When Adam was here shooting a video about our movie prop restoration work with Tested.com, Tom also took him behind the scenes of our new sister company, Regal...

VIDEO Adam Savage Visits Our Studio to Talk Restoration

In this video Adam Savage stops by our studio to talk with Tom about our work restoring original props and creatures! Tested has a great series called “Maker Spaces” and in this video Adam Savage came by our studio to talk at length with ...

Tom a guest on The Adam Savage Project Podcast

Tom was a special guest on the Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project where the trio talked prop restoration and Stranger Things 2! While out in San Fransisco Tom stopped by “The Cave” to chat with our friends Adam Savage and Norm Chan o...

MOMI Jim Henson Exhibit & Restoration Video Interview

NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW – The Museum of the Moving Image recently opened their Jim Henson Exhibit and Gizmodo / io9 stopped by the studio to chat about our part in the restoration process. The permanent Jim Henson exhibit at the Museum of the Movin...

Appearances at Salt Lake Comic Con 2017!

Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 appearances by Tom Spina and our sister company, Regal Robot! Tom was once again invited as a guest to Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah! At the show, he was a part of five panels and with members of our team ...

Tom on Rebel Force Radio Podcast – Porgs & Regal Robot!

Rebel Force Radio Podcast – Tom talks about Porgs, his upcoming Salt Lake Comic Con appearance and new Regal Robot Star Wars™ products! When Jimmy and Jason call, Tom answers!  Today, on the latest Rebel Force Radio podcast Tom and the hos...

Tom Interviewed on the Star Wars Official Site

Tom Interviewed on the Star Wars Official Site! The official Star Wars™ website’s posted a great interview with Tom titled, “How Tom Spina and Regal Robot are Bringing Star Wars Home.”  Tom talks about the inspiration that led to the creat...

Tom featured on the Star Wars Show

Tom featured on the Star Wars Show! The June 21st episode of The Star Wars Show featured Tom as a guest for a great interview with the show’s cohost, Andi Gutierrez.  The pair discussed our company’s work restoring original props for c...

Podcast and news roundup!

Podcast and Interview Roundup! Tom was a guest on a number of podcasts over the last few weeks, and you’ll find links to some of these appearances below! On the May 26th Rebel Force Radio podcast Tom joined Jason, Jimmy Mac and Billy Mac to t...

Appearances at Star Wars Celebration Orlando!

Star Wars Celebration Orlando was a whirlwind of activity for TSD, Tom and our new venture, Regal Robot! Tom was once again invited as a guest to Star Wars Celebration this year.  The show was a flurry of activity for our crew, as Tom did interview...

Rebel Force Radio Podcast – Star Wars Celebration, 501st Induction

Rebel Force Radio Podcast from Star Wars Celebration, and a surprise for Tom! Tom was once again a guest on the Rebel Force Radio podcast and this time, hosts Jimmy Mac and Jason Swank had a surprise up their sleeves! You can listen to the show...

Helping bring Grand Moff Tarkin back to Star Wars

Lending a hand… and a head… to Rogue One, A Star Wars Story. Peter Cushing lifecast helps recreate Grand Moff Tarkin. ABC news today ran a great story about pioneering effects company ILM’s efforts to bring Peter Cushing back to Sta...

Rebel Force Radio Podcast, Star Wars, Rogue One Reviews

Rebel Force Radio Podcast, Rogue One Reviews with Tom and other guests! Tom was a guest on the Rebel Force Radio podcast this week, where he and the other guests gave their spoiler filled Rogue One Reviews!  Join Tom, hosts Jimmy Mac and Jason, and...

Stephen Colbert Fencing Mask for The Late Show

A custom Stephen Colbert fencing mask created for his duel with US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad on The Late Show. We recently had an amazing time creating our Sammy the Salmon puppet  for a segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. When the...

Tom’s Appearance on Park City TV Mountain Morning Show

Tom on Park City TV Mountain Morning Show We so excited that Tom was a guest on the highly regarded Park City TV Mountain Morning Show on Park City Television on March 24th.  He was interviewed along with the folks at Galaxy Press about our work ...

Rebel Force Radio Appearance: BoShek Actor Discovery

Rebel Force Radio: BoShek Actor Discovery An interview with Rebel Force Radio along with Tom and crime reporter Billy Jensen. As they discuss how Jensen went through the  process of identifying the Star Wars actor who plays BoShek, the man who in...

Rebel Force Radio Interview: SNL skit and More

Check out this interview with Rebel Force Radio and Tom where they discuss the now famous Saturday Night Live’s Undercover Boss skit starring Adam Driver as Kylo Ren/ Matt the Radar Technician. Tom discusses his experiences dressing Adam in hi...

SNL Undercover Boss Adam Driver Star Wars Kylo Ren Skit

Did you catch the SNL Undercover Boss sketch with Adam Driver? We had fun dressing Adam Driver in his original Kylo Ren costume for a hilarious Star Wars skit on Saturday Night Live. We’ve become known for our work creating Star Wars alien cos...

Star Wars Cantina Article on Yahoo News Features Our Work

Yahoo Movie News ran a wonderful Star Wars Cantina article which features some of our work, and Tom was one of those interviewed for great behind the scenes info about the famous Star Wars bar. The Star Wars Cantina article’s author, Gwynne Wat...

CNET- 14 Amazing Desks and Workspaces Article

CNET- 14  Amazing Desks and Workspaces Article CNET published an article of 14 Ridiculously Amazing Desks and Workspaces with 3 of our desks. They featured our Han Solo in Carbonite desk, our Marvel Avengers Desk and Apollo 11 Lunar Module  desk...

Star Wars Insider – Red Five Article

Star Wars Insider – Red Five Article In the September 2015 issue of Star Wars Insider magazine Tom was interviewed for the reoccurring article “Red Five”. Red Five consists of Star Wars actors, authors, special effects technician...
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