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18
Aug

Carved Foam Trade Show Prop Rocks

A set of custom hand carved foam trade show prop rocks Much lighter than their natural rock counterparts, these foam props helped add theming and character to our client’s trade show booth. Although these trade show prop rocks look very freefo...
14
Aug

Gremlins 2 Mohawk Puppet Restoration

Restoration and custom display of a Gremlins 2 Mohawk Puppet The years had not exactly been kind to this Gremlins 2 Mohawk Puppet, more then 25 years of storage had taken their toll on the foam latex.  But we have seen our fair share of Gremlins pup...
7
Aug

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...
1
Aug

Halloween II Life-Sized Michael Myers Display

A custom mannequin creates a life-sized Michael Myers display for a screen used movie costume! This life-sized Michael Myers movie costume display was created for a pair of coveralls worn in Rob Zombie’s 2009 film Halloween II. Not surprising...
22
Jul

Jim Henson Exhibition Puppet Conservation

Conserving Historic Props and Puppets for the NYC Jim Henson Exhibition and Traveling exhibit. We’re honored to have helped conserve props and puppets with New York’s Museum of the Moving Image for their Jim Henson Exhibition and their t...
22
Jul

Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image

A Gallery of images from the opening of the NY Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image. On July 20th, 2017, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens New York held the private opening of their all new Jim Henson Exhibition. Today, that...
18
Jul

Custom Tribute Bust Officer Steven McDonald

A custom tribute bust award of NYPD officer Steven McDonald We were contacted by the Detectives’ Endowment Association Inc. who were looking for a custom tribute bust of the late Steven McDonald, who they would be renaming their humanitarian award ...
12
Jul

Fluffy The Crate Beast Contact Lens Display

A custom display for a screen used contact lenses for Fluffy The Crate Beast from Creepshow We created this replica of Fluffy The Crate Beast and a slightly scaled down version of his classic wood crate to display a pair of screen used monster contac...
6
Jul

Darth Vader Costume Display Mannequin

A custom mannequin and display base for a replica Darth Vader costume for for a video game company’s office. As part of a larger project several years ago, when we added themed elements to an officially licensed video game company’s offices,...
29
Jun

Men in Black Worm Guy Puppet Restoration

Restoration of an original Men in Black Worm Guy puppet. This Men in Black worm guy prop puppet was used in the original, 1997 film.  Since production of the film wrapped, time had taken a bit of a toll on the fragile foam latex alien.  One of his...
23
Jun

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...
20
Jun

Robin Williams Tribute Sculpture and Bust

 A custom Robin Williams bust in tribute to the late actor There are few actors whose influence is felt equally as strong by multiple generations. Once of these amazing artists is the late, great Robin Williams. You’ll be hard pressed to find ...
14
Jun

Batman Movie Cowl Display Bust

Our display and subtle restoration of an original Batman movie cowl from the 1989 Tim Burton film. Sometimes the simplest looking projects can be the most challenging, and subtle restoration and invisible repairs, the most time consuming. This origin...
10
Jun

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...
6
Jun

Star Trek Peter Preston Costumes display

Custom display  for a pair of Star Trek Peter Preston costumes A custom display for a pair of Star Trek Peter Preston costumes worn by Ike Eisenmann as Scotty’s nephew in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. Our client had both his radiation s...
1
Jun

Doctor Who Mask Prop Restoration

A restoration and custom themed display for a lion Doctor Who mask from the Tom Baker series This lion Doctor Who mask was originally seen in the serial The Masque of Mandragora featuring the fourth Doctor, Tom Baker. The original mask was worn as ...
26
May

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Inspired Desk

A custom built Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles inspired desk. When we begin any themed furniture project we always start by discussing with each client their hopes or vision for their piece. We’ll discuss the theme, what type of furniture they wa...
16
May

Silent Hill Girl Movie Costume Display

 A custom display mannequin for a original Silent Hill girl movie costume. This Silent Hill girl movie costume, worn by actress Jodelle Ferland in the 2006 horror film, came to us in need of a custom display figure. For this project instead of going...
9
May

Star Trek- Enterprise Nacelle Cap Model Display

A custom display and UV acrylic case for the original 1960’s Starship Enterprise nacelle cap model For those with a general knowledge of Star Trek technology, the Enterprise’s nacelle is the part of the starship that houses the warp dr...
1
May

Chewbacca Mask for Adam Savage

Making a Chewbacca mask for famed Mythbuster, Adam Savage’s costume at Silicon Valley Comic Con Tom and Adam have known each other for some time, tracing back to the RPF prop forum.  Adam’s mentioned our studio’s restoration work ...
30
Apr

Star Wars Prop T-Shirt Cannon for the Star Wars Show

Turning a t-shirt launcher into a Star Wars prop t-shirt cannon for the Star Wars Show live at SWCO! We were contacted by our friends at Lucasfilm to create a Star Wars prop t-shirt cannon and confetti launcher to be used by The Star Wars Show liv...
26
Apr

Introducing Regal Robot Star Wars furniture and decor!

Introducing our sister company, Regal Robot, Inc. and a new line of official Star Wars™ furniture and decor! We’re proud to announce our newest venture, Regal Robot™, which launched last week at Star Wars Celebration Orlando.  Even more...
24
Apr

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...
18
Apr

Ann Wilson of Heart Costume Display

A customized mannequin with a museum style display and UV filtering case for a cape worn by Ann Wilson of Heart. For this beautiful embroidered and embellished velvet cape, we wanted to create an equally elegant display. The cape was originally worn ...
28
Mar

Super Mario Bros. Movie Prop Restoration

Restoration of Super Mario Bros. movie prop used in the 1993 film. The 1993 film version of the Super Mario Brothers video game is definitely widely debated among movie and video game fans alike. Some people love the movie, some hate it, and some ju...
24
Mar

Master Splinter TMNT Prop Display

Master Splinter TMNT prop display with acrylic case. A custom display created for a original Master Splinter TMNT prop from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, Turtles in Time. Most people would look at the pieces which were left of Master Spinter̵...
20
Mar

Star Trek Ru’afo Costume Display

A custom display for a Star Trek Ru’afo costume from Star Trek: Insurrection An original Star Trek Ru’afo costume, worn in the 1998 film Star Trek: Insurrection by actor F. Murray Abraham. Our client asked us to create this wax museum s...
15
Mar

Return of the Jedi Endor Forest Prop Restoration

An Endor forest prop restoration from the final battle sequence in Return of the Jedi A restoration of an original Endor forest prop from the final film in the original Star Wars trilogy. This ILM model was created for miniature scenes, when it woul...
10
Mar

Thirteen Ghosts Jackal Custom Mannequin & Costume Display

Thirteen Ghosts Jackal custom mannequin – turning an original movie costume into a wax museum figure! We’ve gotten the opportunity to create quite a few custom display mannequins for our client’s expansive Thirteen Ghosts costume collection...
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