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Spotlight News and Updates

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...
7
Mar

Displays for Star Trek Enterprise Decals

A set of custom displays for a pair of Star Trek Enterprise decals from the production of the iconic 1960’s original series. A pair of production made Star Trek Enterprise decals created for use on the original 1960’s series, came to us ...
1
Mar

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...
25
Feb

Star Wars Chewbacca / Malla Mask Restoration

Restoration of an original Star Wars Chewbacca / Malla Mask used in A New Hope and the Holiday Special. While it may look like Chewie’s wife, Malla, this wookiee mask was originally a Star Wars Chewbacca mask (made by legendary makeup artist, ...
21
Feb

Captain Kirk Costume Display

A custom mannequin and display for a Captain Kirk costume spacesuit worn on the original Star Trek series. Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the studio Tom Spina Designs. Their mission, to create a custom mannequin for a screen use...
17
Feb

Gonk Droid Costume for the Star Wars Show

A custom, wearable Gonk Droid costume made for the Star Wars Show’s Holiday Special. We were contacted by our friends over at the Star Wars Show to create a custom wearable gonk droid costume, for one of their most recent (and hilarious) Holida...
13
Feb

Jurassic Park T-Rex Tooth Display

A custom themed display for a Jurassic Park T-Rex tooth used in the original 1993 film. The client was originally displaying this Jurassic Park T-Rex tooth on a small, simple black stand, but they came to us looking for something larger and with th...
7
Feb

Heart’s Ann Wilson Stage Worn Blouse Display

A  display for an Ann Wilson stage worn blouse, complete with a custom UV filtering acrylic case A museum style display for an for a vintage blouse, worn the famed Heart lead singer in concert.  Much like many of the screen used movie wardrobe we ...
3
Feb

Restoration of Piranha Movie Prop

Restoration and custom display for an original latex Piranha movie prop puppet. This original Piranha movie prop, was brought to us in fair condition for a latex puppet of this age, but in need of a little TLC. Some of the areas had become fragile an...
27
Jan

Pinocchio and Figaro Statues Display

A custom acrylic display case and base for Pinocchio and Figaro statues, which were featured in an original Walt Disney World Main Street window display. These Pinocchio and Figaro statues were originally featured in a whimsical window display on Ma...
24
Jan

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Mask Restoration

Restoration of an original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo mask from the live action television series, the Next Mutation. Over the years the foam latex on the TMNT Michelangelo mask had become fragile and had begun to crack, especially in ...
18
Jan

Rambo Knife Movie Prop Display

A themed display and custom acrylic display case for a autographed, screen used Rambo knife from Rambo: First Blood Part II. A one of a kind themed display for this Rambo knife autographed by Rambo himself, the one and only Sylvester Stallone. For th...
13
Jan

Foam Castle Gate Scenic Prop

A custom faux stone carved foam castle gate scenic prop wall created to add theming to a museum exhibit.  We were contacted by a museum that was trying to bring history to life by adding a little bit of theming to their exhibit on the ancient Fortre...
9
Jan

MIB Worm Alien Puppet Display

Custom display of an original MIB worm alien puppet from Men In Black 2. This intentionally split in half body of an MIB worm alien is a puppet used in the scene after the “worm guys” twister party with Rosario Dawson. The pieces came fr...
4
Jan

Return of the Jedi Ewok Mask Restoration

Restoration of an original Ewok mask from Return of the Jedi. Ewoks are one of the most debated species in the Star Wars universe but there is no denying the large part that they play in the final film of the original Star Wars saga, Return of the Je...
29
Dec

Ice Cave Event Props for Party

Hand carved foam ice cave event props for a winter wonderland themed event. Our client was looking for a unique way to bring the winter indoors and create a one of a kind foam photo op, so we created these hand carved ice cave event props, which coul...
26
Dec

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...
23
Dec

Happy Holidays from Tom Spina Designs!

Happy Holidays from all of the artists from Tom Spina Designs! 2016 has been another awesome year here at Tom Spina Designs. We have had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects! From getting a chance to work on an SNL Star Wars skit, to cre...
20
Dec

Top Secret Val Kilmer Head Prop Display

Shhhh! A restoration and custom acrylic display case for a Top Secret Val Kilmer head prop. This Top Secret Val Kilmer head was created by Stuart Freeborn for the comic scene where Kilmer’s character is trying to escape prison by going into a vent ...
16
Dec

Baby Grinch Puppet Restoration and Display

A restoration and custom display of a baby Grinch puppet “mask” skin from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Since we put so much time and care into each piece we work on, we develop a connection with each of them, but with this baby Grinch ...
13
Dec

Statue of Liberty Torch trade Show Prop

A custom, carved foam Statue of Liberty torch prop for a trade show booth, complete with a custom light up version of a company logo. After seeing the 20+ foot tall Statue of Liberty bust that we made for the Governor’s Ball Music Festival, a cli...
7
Dec

Robin Williams Mannequin What Dreams May Come

A Robin Williams mannequin made to display his original costume used in the movie, What Dreams May Come A very special display for a screen used costume from one of our favorite actors.  With this custom mannequin, we tried to capture the ethereal f...
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