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Spotlight News and Updates

27
Jul

San Diego Comic Con 2016

While most of our crew was at our New York studio, TSD still had a presence at San Diego Comic Con! San Diego Comic Con is the ultimate movie and comic fan event and we were glad to have some of our work showcased at the convention… and to help wit...
25
Jul

Star Wars Battle Droid Maquette Display

“Roger, Roger” A custom display for a reassembled B1 battle droid maquette from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Although the battle droid army seen in the movie were ultimately created using computer generated graphics,  ILM  designed...
19
Jul

Faux Bronze Tribute Bust

A faux bronze tribute bust sculpted from photographs. This faux bronze tribute bust is a surprise sculpted for one of our clients  looking to give his wife a one of a kind birthday gift. This life sized statue was hand sculpted in clay by sculptor S...
15
Jul

The Ring Samara Movie Costume Display Mannequin

She will haunt your dreams. A custom mannequin to display a screen used The Ring Samara costume. Our client for this project is a huge horror fan and collector who sent us original movie props to turn this The Ring Samara costume into a fittingly s...
12
Jul

Nightmare Before Christmas Tree Movie Prop Restoration

“What’s this? What’s this?” The original large scale Nightmare Before Christmas tree prop from Tim Burton’s animated musical film. This Nightmare Before Christmas tree was used in the film when Jack Skellington arrives in Ch...
8
Jul

Battlefield Earth Terl Custom Costume

A Battlefield Earth Terl custom costume based on the Frank Frazetta cover art for the 1982 novel for convention appearances. Battlefield Earth often brings to mind the John Travolta movie and novel by L Ron Hubbard, but we think of Frank Frazetta a...
5
Jul

Ewok Statue for The Biker Scout Helmet Charity Project

Yub Nub! An Ewok bust for the charity Biker Scout Helmet Project entitled “A Little Short for a Scout Trooper!” UPDATE – THE AUCTIONS ARE NOW LIVE  CLICK TODAY TO BID FOR A GREAT CAUSE! When we were contacted to be a part of the...
30
Jun

Star Trek I Mudd Necklace Prop Display

A custom themed display for an original Star Trek I Mudd necklace from the classic 1967 episode of the television show. In the classic, Original Series episode, several characters wore a Star Trek I Mudd necklace like this.  Each was an identical an...
27
Jun

Addams Family Values Prop Restoration and Display

He’s creepy and he’s kooky. An original Pubert Addams, Addams Family Values prop puppet. This original Addams Family Values prop is life-sized and was used in the film in place of the child actor from time to time. It arrived to our NY studio in ...
21
Jun

Gremlins 2 Prop Puppet Restoration and Display

The Gremlins are back! Restoration and museum style display for an original Gremlins 2 prop puppet. When this Gremlins 2 prop puppet from the 1990 horror/comedy sequel arrived in our studio he was in definite need of some serious TLC.  His ears had ...
17
Jun

Bronze Bust Sculpture Ralph Larry Roberts

A bronze bust sculpture of Ralph Larry Roberts Founder and CEO of R+L Carriers. We were contacted by Ralph Larry Roberts’ family who were looking for a very special gift for him. They wanted to commission a bronze bust sculpture to honor him. O...
13
Jun

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 Costume Restoration

Heroes in a half shell! Several pieces of an screen used Donatello costume from the 1993 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 – Turtles in Time. When Donatello’s costume head, arms, feet and shell from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 arrived i...
7
Jun

Star Trek Shinzon Movie Costume Custom Display

A custom wax museum style display for an original Star Trek Shinzon costume from the film Star Trek:Nemesis. This display statue was created for a screen used Star Trek Shinzon costume worn by Tom Hardy as Patrick Stewart’s clone in the final Sta...
4
Jun

Mini Golf Props – Governor’s Ball Music Festival

A set of custom foam carved mini golf props for the 2016 Governor’s Ball Music Festival. We have had the pleasure of working with the folk over at the Governor’s Ball Music Festival on several projects over the past few years, including o...
1
Jun

Life Sized Rocket and Groot Statue

I am Groot! A custom life sized, hand carved, foam Rocket and Groot statue. We created this amazing life-sized Rocket and Groot statue for an official video game company working on the Guardians of the Galaxy property.  The process for this sculptur...
29
May

Gremlins Daffy Puppet Restoration & Museum Style Display

Don’t get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight. Restoration and custom display of a Gremlins Daffy puppet. We were tasked with repairing this movie Gremlins Daffy puppet and creating a custom display for the ...
25
May

Darth Maul Mannequin For Star Wars Costume Exhibit

A custom Darth Maul mannequin to display Ray Park’s screen used costume for the “Star Wars and the Power of Costume Exhibition” We here at Tom Spina Designs love anything Star Wars, and always enjoy the chance to work on any project ...
23
May

Monsterpalooza Trade Show and Convention 2016

Monsterpalooza Convention Pasadena 2016 Photo Gallery Here’s our gallery from this year’s show!  We got to spend some time at Monsterpalooza Convention 2016, the show’s first in the larger, Pasadena convention center. We spent tim...
20
May

Ghostbusters Terror Dog Statue Movie Prop Restoration

The original Vinz Clortho, Keymaster of Gozer, Ghostbusters Terror Dog Statue movie prop from 1984 comedy. This original, screen used Ghostbusters Terror Dog Statue is a giant foam prop that was used in the classic film. The very large prop was made...
17
May

Delorean Time Machine Prop for Store Window Display

 Great Scott! A hand sculpted miniature of the the Delorean time machine prop from Back to the Future. Back to the Future is definitely one of our favorite film franchises here at TSD, so when we were asked to recreate the Delorean time machine prop...
13
May

Friday the 13th Mrs. Vorhees Head Prop Restoration

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to camp… A restoration and a custom display for a screen used Mrs. Vorhees head prop from Friday the 13th Part 2. This is the original, Friday the 13th part 2 Mrs. Vorhees head prop.  On arrival, t...
11
May

1986 Aliens Queen Arm Prop Conservation

Conservation and custom display stand for an original, screen used 1986 Aliens Queen arm prop. This 1986 Aliens Queen arm prop was seen in the iconic Ripley versus the Alien Queen fight scene at the climax of James Cameron’s 1986 classic sci-fi a...
7
May

Welcome to the new Tom Spina Designs website!

Welcome to the new Tom Spina Designs homepage! Long time followers of the work our team does will have surely noticed a big change in the look of our website!  We’re now fully responsive and the page looks great on mobile, desktop or tablet. ...
15
Apr

Sammy the Salmon Puppet – Late Show with Stephen Colbert

A custom sculpted realistic salmon puppet for a comedy news segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. We are all huge Stephen Colbert fans here at TSD, so when our friends at CBS’s the Late Show contacted us about creating a latex rubber s...
4
Apr

Two-Face Makeup Appliances Tommy Lee Jones Bust

A custom display bust for a set of original Batman Forever Two-Face makeup appliances made for Tommy Lee Jones. An appliance display for a classic Bat-Villain! These Two-Face makeup appliances were originally created for the Batman Forever film by Ri...
28
Mar

Tom’s Appearance at Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Expo

Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Expo 2016 guest appearance We were excited that Tom was invited to be a guest at Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Expo this year.  Tom was on hand as a guest artist and panelist.  He was a part of “Star Wars Film School”...
25
Mar

AVP Grid Alien Mask Themed Display

A custom themed display for a screen worn AVP Grid Alien mask from the 2004 sci-fi thriller, Alien vs. Predator. We have had the opportunity over the years to work on a handful of Alien pieces but we always love when we get the chance to create them...
24
Mar

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 ...
15
Mar

AVP Predator Helmets Custom Prop Displays

A pair of custom displays for two screen used movie prop Predator helmets from the 2004 film Alien Vs. Predator. We created these  themed, carved foam, faux stone display plaques for a pair of screen used Predator Helmets from Alien Vs. Predator. In...
5
Mar

Luke Skywalker Costume Custom Museum Mannequin

A custom mannequin in a museum style for a truly iconic movie costume – Mark Hamill’s screen worn Luke Skywalker costume from Star Wars, A New Hope! This is, by far, one of the coolest movie costumes we’ve ever gotten to create a c...
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