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Spotlight News and Updates

19
Jun

Star Trek Jake Sisko Costume Custom Mannequin

A custom mannequin for a Jake Sisko costume from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine A custom mannequin to display this screen worn Jake Sisko costume. Played by Cirroc Lofton, Jake is the son of Benjamin Sisko(Avery Brooks), commander of the station on th...
11
Jun

Carol Anne Poltergeist 2 Bust Restoration

She’s back….Restoration of a Poltergeist 2 Bust This Poltergeist 2 bust came with it’s own set of unique challenges, because it was a fragile,thin layer of foam latex over a very heavy plaster bust. Since the skin was already fragi...
5
Jun

Ron Perlman Hellboy Prosthetics Display

A custom display created for a set of Ron Perlman Hellboy foam latex prosthetics This set of Ron Perlman Hellboy prosthetics arrived to our studio in need of a display worthy of such fun and unique movie props. After discussions with the client about...
31
May

Gremlin Greta Puppet Restoration

Restoration of a Gremlin Greta Puppet In the original Gremlins film all of the gremlins and mogwais were asexual, that is  until Gremlins 2 when Greta was introduced. This gremlin Greta puppet was used as a paint test to help Rick Baker’s tea...
20
May

Lifesized Chewbacca Statues For Gentle Giant Studios

Lifesized Chewbacca Statues we helped create with Gentle Giant Studios We were excited to work with Gentle Giant Studios to help produce fifty (yes, we said 50!) lifesized Chewbacca statues! We know our Wookiees, and have worked on quite a few Chewie...
18
May

Spaceballs Dark Helmet Prop Display

Custom display of a screen used Spaceballs Dark Helmet pith helmet One of the most common questions we get is “Do we still get excited by the props and costumes that come into the studio?” and the answer is, absolutely! One of the best p...
15
May

David Marcus Star Trek Costume Custom Mannequin

A custom mannequin for a Star Trek costume from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan If you haven’t seen Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, first off, we’re ashamed of you, but secondly, be careful because spoilers are to come! This Star Trek...
3
May

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...
30
Apr

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...
24
Apr

Creepshow Fluffy Puppet Restoration & Display

Revisiting an old friend – restoring and displaying the original screen used “attack head” Creepshow Fluffy puppet created by Tom Savini. We’ve been fortunate to work on a number of props and costumes from the 1982 film, Creep...
18
Apr

7 Faces of Dr. Lao Prop Themed Display

Step right up! Step right up! Be the first to see this themed display base for a one of a kind 7 Faces of Dr. Lao prop! The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao is a 1964 film which tells the story of mysterious circus which arrives in a small town. The circus is fi...
12
Apr

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...
9
Apr

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 ...
2
Apr

Custom Mannequin for an Event Horizon Costume

Custom mannequin for a screen worn Event Horizon costume worn by Laurence Fishburne This costume was originally used in Event Horizon, the sci-fi thriller film from 1997 starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill,and Kathleen Quinlan. The film tells t...
27
Mar

Vintage Don Post Spock Mask Restoration

 A gentle restoration of a vintage Don Post Spock mask  This Vintage 1975 Don Post Spock mask was formerly displayed in Famous Monsters magazine creator, Forrest J. Ackerman’s 18-room sci-fi museum/home in “Horrorwood, KarlofforniaR...
22
Mar

Custom Display Base for Dracula Mask

A custom, faux stone display for a production made latex Dracula mask from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. This display was made for a production made latex Dracula mask from the 1992 movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The mask arrived in excellent cond...
19
Mar

Carved Foam Swamp Tree Props

A pair of custom carved foam swamp tree props created to add theming to a photo booth backdrop.  We were contacted by a client that was trying to bring a little more life and dimension to a convention photo op with printed backdrop by adding some cu...
12
Mar

Rocketeer Jetpack Replica Display

A custom display for a Rocketeer jetpack replica The classic style of 1991’s The Rocketeer grabbed the imagination of many fans, including our client. He had a beautiful Rocketeer jetpack replica in need of a custom display.  He had seen our m...
3
Mar

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...
26
Feb

Custom Mannequin for a Scarface Costume

Custom mannequin for a screen worn Scarface costume from the 1932 film starring Paul Muni and Ann Dvorak When most people think of Scarface, their first thought s Al Pachino in the classic 1983 film, and his famous line ” Say hello to my lit...
20
Feb

Star Trek Wrath of Khan Mask

Restoration and custom display of a screen worn Wrath of Khan mask “This is Ceti Alpha V!” A classic moment from what most consider the greatest Star Trek film ever. Years after he was abandoned there by Captain Kirk, Khan and his crew ha...
12
Feb

Display for a Screen Used Scrunt Puppet

A custom display for a screen used Scrunt puppet from M. Night Shyamalan’s Lady in the Water M. Night Shyamalan’s Lady in the Water is a film about an apartment superintendent Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti,) who rescues what he thinks is...
3
Feb

Mickey Mouse Satellite Prop Repair

Restoration of Mickey Mouse satellite prop used in the Disney Channel sign off A time long ago, there once was a time television channels didn’t run programming all night. It was a dark time for all who remember it. But at the end of the night ...
15
Jan

Bronze Bust Retirement Gift

A Life Sized Bronze Bust Retirement Gift A custom made bronze bust retirement gift created by our sculptors in our New York studio. Hand sculpted entirely from photos and cast in lightweight resin that looks like bronze without the weight and cost o...
8
Jan

Dark Crystal Mystic Head Conservation

Conservation and display of and production made Dark Crystal Mystic foam latex head. We’re huge fans of Jim Henson and the Dark Crystal. One of our studio’s highlights was working with the Museum of the Moving Image on their Jim Henson e...
3
Jan

Themed Awards Table for the Star Wars Online Team

A custom faux stone awards table inspired by the Rebel ceremony, made to theme the Star Wars Online Team’s offices. We’ve been lucky to create for the wonderful folks of the Star Wars Online Team at Lucasfilm many times over the years. Yo...
27
Dec

Rocketeer Maquette Statue Display

A custom themed display base for a production made Rocketeer maquette This Rocketeer maquette is a static model created by Industrial Light & Magic for the film’s production. Though it was a small scale model he definitely was a stunning pi...
21
Dec

Fifth Element Taxi Car Model Display

Restoration and a custom display for a Fifth Element taxi car model used in the 1997 film starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich. This project was a bit of a unique experience that we had not had before. Our client had bought this Fifth Element t...
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