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Dec 24, 2014

Video Highlights From a Busy, Busy Year!

2014 was an amazing year for us, and we've put up a video showcasing highlights of our prop, display and scenic projects from this year. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and a happy start to 2015!

Custom Sculpture, Statues, Mannequins, Movie Prop Displays and Restoraion

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At Tom Spina Designs, Inc. we draw inspiration every day from our shared passion for our favorite films.

Our artists have a wide range of talents and can offer everything from portrait sculpture, busts & masks to custom fabricated mannequins, statues, signs, furniture, decor and theme props of all sizes or even entire themed rooms and home theaters.  

From wax museum style mannequins, to bronze busts, to giant carved foam characters or environments, TSD can help bring your vision to life.

We have also done groundbreaking work preserving and restoring television & film props and foam latex costumes and masks.  Our unique techniques make use of archival quality materials and our signature balanced approach to restoration maintains the integrity of these important artifacts of film history, making us the go-to source for those looking for conservators for their precious collections. 

For the collector looking to show off their otherwise difficult to display items like original movie props, film wardrobe and or masks, look no further. TSD can design and create themed or museum style displays and mannequins that will make your pieces of film history shine!

The company made internet waves with our infamous Han Solo in Carbonite Desk and has become known for our authentic recreation of Star Wars characters for Volkswagen's 2012 Super Bowl commercial as well as our work with Walt Disney Imagineering, Sideshow Collectibles, Six Flags and others.

Best of all, our New York studio's custom sculpture and display services are available to everyone. We create our artwork for businesses, home theaters, museums, restaurants, themed attractions, haunts and even private collectors.

And don't miss our STORE where you’ll find flocked styrofoam display heads, unique display heads, busts and helmet stands, some of our most asked about theme props, characters and furniture!

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

We're also available to perform extremely specialized restoration and display work for museums and collectors of original movie props and wardrobe.

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December 1, 2014

Original Michael Myers Mask Prop Restoration

Don Shanks, who portrayed Michael Myers in Halloween 5, entrusted us to repair and conserve the mask he wore in the film. Our Movie Prop Mask Restoration page has pics, and there's a video to our Youtube Channel.

Don Shanks original movie prop mask conservation

December 6, 2014

Custom Mannequin for 13 Ghosts Pilgrimess

We've added an amazing display for "The Pilgrimess" to our gallery of custom mannequins for 13 Ghosts movie costumes.  And check out the video to our Youtube Channel!

13 Ghosts Pilgrim costume and lifesized statue

December 11, 2014

TSD appears on DIY Network Man Caves!

Our team was recently featured on an episode of Man Caves, where we built a bronze statue of Jeff Ross for the comedian's New York City apartment. We had a blast on the show and the star was blown away by our work!

TSD sculptors on DIY network show

Dec 18, 2014

Foam Rock/Cave Props for NYC theming

You'll find faux stone foam scenic cave stalactite and stalagmite props in today's update to our theme props and foam carving page. These sculptures were created for a NYC business for window display and interior decor.

NYC foam carved cave theming - EPS coated in Polyurea
movie prop restoration and displays from 2014

Jan 14, 2015

Check us out on Instagram!

Happy 2015 to all! Want a new way to share in the fun we have here at the studio every day? Love behind the scenes pics of movie props and people making amazing art? Follow our Instagram feed today!

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SPOTLIGHT - News & Updates

Jan 25, 2015

Hello? Is this the sculpture you're looking for?

This was FUN! A wax candle recreation of the blind-student sculpted bust from the Lionel Richie video, "Hello." The intentionally goofy sculpture is mid-way down our sculpture page in the "Realism and Likeness" section.

Hello music video blind student sculpture

Feb 2, 2015

Custom sports mannequin for a NYC retail display

Our Custom Mannequins and Costume Displays gallery has been updated with a custom sports mannequin made in a super dynamic pose for a popular NYC retailer. Don Bies and the White Room Artifacts crew worked on this with us.

dynamic posed mannequin for retail display

February 15, 2015

Star Trek Next Generation Mask Prop Restoration

Visit our Movie Prop Mask Restoration page for a look at our work restoring the "El-Adrel IV Creature" prop head used in the iconic Star Trek, the Next Generation episode, "Darmok"

El Adrel IV creature movie prop

Feb 22, 2015

Foam Tyrannosaurus Red Head for Museum

A lifesized Tyrannosaurus Rex head prop, hand carved from foam for a museum display has been added to our theme props and scenid page. This unique 1/2 head fit our client's budget and maintained big impact!

Tyrannosaurus Rex exhibit prop for sale

Feb 28, 2015

Custom Mannequin and Case for Frank the Bunny

A custom display for the original costume worn by one of the creepiest characters in modern movie history, Frank the Bunny from Donnie Darko has been added to our Custom Mannequins and Costume Displays gallery.

customized mannequin body and acrylic case for movie costume

March 7, 2015

Custom Lifesized American Werewolf PUPPY!

Here's a truly unique life-sized prop - An American Werewolf in London... transformed into a puppy!. We were thrilled when we were asked to bring this concept to life and created a hyper-realistic interpretation of the classic film wolf!

lifesized prop silicone statue puppy

March 14, 2015

Fright Night 1985 Prop Display

We recently created a neat little display and acrylic case for Chris Sarandon's character, Jerry Dandridge's prosthetic claws from the classic 80's horror movie. Visit our movie prop displays gallery for a pic!

Prop claws worn by Chris Sarandon as Jerry Dandridge

March 23, 2015

MULK? Turning a Tattoo Into a Sculpture!

Another fun project for our sculptors. Patrick Louie created this faux bronze statue of a "MULK" or Minion-Hulk! This was sculpted as a gift from a client's wife, who asked us to recreate her husband's tattoo as a statue! More pics in our "Bronze and Classical Sculptures" section.

Mulk custom gift statue

March 29, 2015

Custom Museum Mannequin for Star Trek Costume

We've added a custom mannequin for Data's costume from Star Trek the Next Generation to our Custom Mannequins and Costume Displays gallery. This one's in a clean, museum style with a metal laminated themed base.

museum figure for Brent Spiner original wardrobe

April 15, 2015 - UPDATED!

Star Wars Darth Vader Charity Project

Update - The Darth Vader Case Project raised over $25,000 benefit the Make A Wish Foundation at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! We're honored to have been a part of it, click to see our entry in this great charity project!

Darth Vader Kenner figure case project

April 26, 2015

Video - New Interview with Tom! has posted a great new Interview with Tom from Celebration Anaheim done on set during our work providing aliens for their daily live broadcasts.

Tom Spina video interview

May 2, 2015

Aliens for the Celebration Live Feed

Lucasfilm hired TSD to bring our classic Star Wars alien costumes to populate the cantina set where they produced daily live videos from C7! We brought some new alien characters and costumes just for this event!

Hem Dazon Arcona alien mask
ghostbusters Slimer lifesized statue

May 10, 2015

Bringing Slimer back to life for Steve Johnson

We were thrilled to be asked to assemble and finish a Lifesized Slimer from Ghostbusters for the new Brick and Mortar Productions studio, for Steve Johnson, the original creator of Slimer for the 1984 movie!

May 14, 2015

Photos & Video - Preserving the Work of a Legend

We're honored to have helped Prop Store preserve props by the seven-time Oscar winner Rick Baker. If you want a sneak peek, visit the Prop Store Blog or click to the right for a brief video! And be sure to follow our Facebook Page, where we've begun posting our images as well!

Prop Store Live Monster Maker Auction

May 16, 2015

Giant Shoe Form Foam Prop Sign

Today we've added an eight foot long shoe to our foam props signage and themed events gallery.  Made for the John Fluevog company in Canada, this giant foam prop looks like a bleached wooden shoe form.

May 17, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Giant Foam Legs

We created these oversized, fabric covered prop "Alice" legs for a corporate event. They're eight feet tall and you'll find pics on our foam props for themed events, businesses and marketing gallery.

May 18, 2015

Themed Display Bust for Fantastic Four Props

Our custom busts and movie prop displays gallery has been updated with a bust for Michael Chiklis' "the Thing" appliances and teeth from Fantastic Four, Rise of the Silver Surfer, with custom glass eyes and a themed base.

lifesize Michael Chiklis Fantastic Four movie prop bust
hard coated outdoor foam prop signage
foam party prop cartoon legs oversized

May 19, 2015

Life Sized Wax Style Museum Figures

In the "Realism and Likeness" section of our Sculpture page (mid-way down), you'll find a pair of security guard wax style figures made of resin, fiberglass & silicone for a private client's art display. I guess these guys will guard the art! 

realistic resin sculpture, lifesize museum figure

May 25, 2015

Conservation for the Rick Baker Auction

A gallery of our work preparing items for the Prop Store Rick Baker Auction. The amazing props from Baker's years of Oscar winning FX work are up for auction this Friday, so now's your chance to check out the catalog & Register to bid!

Grinch movie prop costume display

June 1, 2015

Museum Style Displays for Star Trek Props

We've updated our custom busts and movie prop displays gallery with some great screen used Star Trek pieces like display cases for Odo's prosthetics from Deep Space Nine and Data's head from Star Trek, the Next Generation.

Brent Spiner Data Head and Lore finger prop

June 6, 2015

New Charity Project, IT'S ALIVE!  Bid today!

We've added a page for our entry in the It's Alive! charity project auction, something we were honored to be a part of! UPDATE - the auction has ended and this piece has sold to help this great cause!

custom Frankenstein Bride statue for charity

June 20, 2015

Life Sized Statue - Old Time Daredevil Flying Man!

Today we're posting up our work bringing a Custom Mannequin of the Daredevil Brewing Company's "Flying Man" logo to life! This Disneyland inpsired lifesized figure was a ton of fun to build!

wax figure of Lift Off logo Daredevil beer

June 29, 2015

Star Wars Themed Coffee Table

Today's update to our Custom Themed Furniture Gallery is neat little example of our style of geek-chic. It's a Wampa cave scene coffee table with removable lightsaber!

star wars coffee table themed furniture

July 4, 2015

Foam Sculpture - Statue of Liberty Pedestal

Our Foam Statue of Liberty Bust for Governors Ball got an upgrade in 2015!  We've updated her page with pics of a pedestal bringing our carved foam prop of Lady Liberty's height all the way up to 26 feet!

trade show statue of liberty prop

July 13, 2015

Custom Mannequin for Fantastic Four Costume

Today's update is a custom mannequin for Michael Chiklis's original costume from the Fantastic Four movie. You'll find pics in our Custom Mannequins and Costume Displays gallery.

Custom Mannequin for Michael Chiklis F4 movie costume

July 26, 2015

Custom Themed Display for X-men Costume

Here's a cool custom display for Vinnie Jones' Juggernaut costume from X-Men: The Last Stand. Our Custom Mannequins and Costume Displays gallery has the pics of this custom body with themed foam carved base!

Vinnie Jones Xmen The Last Stand foam latex muscle suit

August 1, 2015

Apollo 11 Lunar Mission Inspired Desk

Check out our Apollo 11 Lunar Module Themed Desk page for today's amazing update.  The client wanted something for his home office and what we came up with for him is truly out of this world!

moon themed custom desk for home office or home theater

August 15, 2015

Star Wars Muftak Costume Restoration

We recently completed a full conservation of the original Muftak costume from Star Wars for our old friends Bob and Kathy Burns, who were given this piece of Hollywood history by Rick Baker some time after filming.

Original movie prop costume from Star Wars

August 27, 2015

Lord of the Rings Lurtz Orc Mask Restored

Today's update is a gallery dedicated to our restoration of an original Uruk Hai orc mask from the Lord of the Rings movies where we restored the mask, created a custom display form and added custom eyes and teeth too!

lord of the rings prop mask restoration

September 5, 2015

Star Wars Themed Millennium Falcon Coffee Table

We've added an amazing Millennium Falcon Asteroid Chase Coffee Table to our page today. This amazing table is part model, part diorama and the perfect fit for our client's home theater!

Empire Strikes Back asteroid field diorama table

September 25, 2015

Aliens, Texas Chainsaw & Star Wars prop displays

We've been quite busy this month, so today's site update includes a handful of new, screen used movie prop displays added to our custom busts and movie prop displays gallery!

aliens 1986 movie prop

October 26, 2015

Just in time for Halloween... Monster Squad!

This new, screen used movie prop display for a rare Dracula bat puppet underskull has been added to our custom busts and movie prop displays gallery!

1987 Monster Squad screen used prop underskull

October 20, 2015

Custom Mannequins for Men In Black 2 Costumes

We've added a pair of custom mannequins for original movie alien costumes by Rick Baker's studio that were used in Men In Black 2. You'll find pics in our Custom Mannequins and Costume Displays gallery.

Men in Black 2 custom mannequin and costume for alien

October 12, 2015

Original Labyrinth Door Knocker Puppet Restored

We've updated our movie prop restoration page with pics of our work conserving this original foam latex movie prop puppet used in Jim Henson's classic film, Labyrinth!

Jim Henson creature shop puppet from 1986

October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween with a Star Wars Zombie!

When a client asked us for a zombified Star Wars character, we suggested a snowtrooper in a post-mortem struggle agains a Wampa.  See our Custom Mannequins and Costume Displays gallery for pics!

Empire Strikes Back Snowtrooper cut scene

November 9, 2015

Our Costumes for a Star Wars Toy Commercial

We provided rental of costumes and masks for a new Star Wars toy commercial from Spin Master Toys for their new "Box Busters" line. Click the link to see lots of pics from the set!

Ponda Baba and Advozse alien mask rentals

Nov 19, 2015

Gremlins 2 Hatchling Gremlin Restoration/Display

We never get tired of restoring original, screen used movie prop Gremlins. This Gremlins 2 Hatchling puppet came to us via Prop Store's Rick Baker auctions and we created a wonderful display for the restored piece!

Nov 27, 2015

Alien rentals for TBS Samantha Bee Show Promo

TBS is promoting the new show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee with this funny Star Wars cantina parody. They came to us to rent alien masks and costumes for the New York City shoot!

December 2, 2015

Life Sized Nutcracker Statues for Window Display

We created these three lifesized Star Wars inspired nutcracker statues for a holiday window display at PiQ in New York City.

lifesized chewbacca nutcracker holiday window display
red alien mask latex with hair
gremlins original movie prop puppet restoration

December 7, 2015

Event Props for a Tim Burton Themed Party

Check out this gallery of images and a video about our work creating a gaggle of giant foam event props for a Tim Burton themed Halloween party in the NYC area.

foam MOMA monster head

December 15, 2015

Unique Gag Gift Sphinx Sculpture!

We love our clients' sense of humor! We were asked to sculpt someone's buddy as the Sphinx for a gag gift. The result is about 3 feet long and looks like aged stone. Visit our page about this unique sculpture gag gift for more info and pics!

egypt, egyptian statue, scaled gift from photo

December 18, 2015

Custom Display for a Prop from The Exorcist!

This new, screen used movie prop display for a rare tongue prosthetic, made by the legendary makeup artist, Dick Smith for Linda Blair to wear in the film, has been added to our custom busts and movie prop displays gallery!

Linda Blair Regan MacNeil prosthetic prop

December 27, 2015

Stylish SuperheroThemed Reception/Office Desk!

We've added a classy Superhero themed desk to our site today. An incredible bit of theming for our client's awesomely decorated oral surgery office!

custom themed furniture with steel logo

January 18, 2016

Dressing Adam Driver for Saturday Night Live

We had the honor of dressing Adam Driver in the original, screen used Kylo Ren costume from Star Wars the Force Awakens for a hilarious skit on SNL this week.  Click the thumb for a pic and watch the video here today!

January 23, 2016

Tom on Rebel Force Radio!

Tom's a guest on the latest Rebel Force Radio episode. Give it a listen and hear some more about our helping out on SNL and hear Tom discuss The Force Awakens with Jason and Jimmy.  Tom comes on around 32 minutes in.

Saturday Night Live Star Wars Force Awakens Undercover Boss sketch
rebel force radio