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Spotlight News and Updates

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...
18
Dec

Scaled T-Rex Head Prop Bust

A foam scaled T-Rex head prop made for a Jurassic Park style room! We’re no stranger to creating dinosaur props for trade shows and events, but this is the first we’ve made for a dressing room!  Today’s entry is about the creation ...
13
Dec

Lifesized Deadpool Costume Mannequin

 A life sized statue created for an a video game company – we turned a Deadpool Costume into their receptionist! We love helping companies theme their space! This custom mannequin for a very authentic looking Deadpool costume isn’t the f...
7
Dec

Gremlins 2 Stop Motion Puppet Restoration

Repair and Conservation of a Gremlins 2 Stop Motion Puppet This miniature Gremlins 2 stop motion puppet was brought to us to for some sympathetic restoration/conservation and repairs. Other than the damage to the arm, there were a only a few areas ...
4
Dec

Flash Gordon Costume Display

A custom display mannequin for a Flash Gordon costume worn by one of the guards in Emperor Ming’s palace, in the 1980’s cult classic film. This Flash Gordon costume is a perfect example of why it is so important to go with a customized m...
25
Nov

VIDEO – Adam Savage at our sister company, Regal Robot

NEW VIDEO – Behind the Scenes at our sister company, Regal Robot, with Adam Savage! When Adam was here shooting a video about our movie prop restoration work with Tested.com, Tom also took him behind the scenes of our new sister company, Regal...
22
Nov

VIDEO Adam Savage Visits Our Studio to Talk Restoration

In this video Adam Savage stops by our studio to talk with Tom about our work restoring original props and creatures! Tested has a great series called “Maker Spaces” and in this video Adam Savage came by our studio to talk at length with ...
20
Nov

Custom Mannequin for a Rocketeer Costume

Custom mannequin for a screen used Rocketeer costume from the 1991 film starring Billy Campbell and Jennifer Connelly This is actually the second Rocketeer display we’ve created (see the first life sized Rocketeer display here). In this case,...
16
Nov

Paintball Blaster Props for the Star Wars Show

Paintball Blaster Props for an EA Battlefront 2 “In Real Life” Episode of The Star Wars Show! After we had so much fun converting a t-shirt cannon into a Star Wars-style launcher weapon for our friends at The Star Wars Show, we were thr...
8
Nov

Tom a guest on The Adam Savage Project Podcast

Tom was a special guest on the Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project where the trio talked prop restoration and Stranger Things 2! While out in San Fransisco Tom stopped by “The Cave” to chat with our friends Adam Savage and Norm Chan o...
30
Oct

Tales from the Darkside Lizzie Puppet Restoration

One of the most extensive restorations we’ve undertaken – rebuilding Tom Savini’s classic Lizzie puppet from Tales from the Dark Side! Tom Savini’s special makeup effects books in the 80’s made him the “first makeu...
26
Oct

Dracula Vampire Fangs Prop Display

A custom, creepy themed display for a set of vampire fangs worn by Gary Oldman as the titular character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A small, but truly iconic costume element worn by one of the screen’s greats, Gary Oldman! Since the vampir...
23
Oct

MOMI Jim Henson Exhibit & Restoration Video Interview

NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW – The Museum of the Moving Image recently opened their Jim Henson Exhibit and Gizmodo / io9 stopped by the studio to chat about our part in the restoration process. The permanent Jim Henson exhibit at the Museum of the Movin...
18
Oct

Life Sized Headless Horseman Statue

A custom created life sized Headless Horseman Statue created for an eerie Halloween display at a theme park. It’s probably not hard to believe… but here at Tom Spina Designs, we love Halloween! We love dressing up, haunted houses and all ...
13
Oct

Walking Dead Mask Display

A custom display for a screen used Walking Dead mask One of oldest clients reached out to us looking for a unique and themed display for his screen used, latex Walking Dead mask. We were very excited because who doesn’t love a good blood splatt...
3
Oct

Large Foam Crashed UFO Prop

A custom sculpted large foam Crashed UFO prop created for an X-Files themed event/party The large scale crashed UFO prop was designed and created to add a bit of flair and theming to an X-files themed event. Built as a foam trade show booth prop mig...
26
Sep

Appearances at Salt Lake Comic Con 2017!

Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 appearances by Tom Spina and our sister company, Regal Robot! Tom was once again invited as a guest to Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah! At the show, he was a part of five panels and with members of our team ...
18
Sep

MIB Worm Guy Puppet Restoration

Restoration of a MIB worm guy created for the 1997 Sci-fi adventure starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. We have been fortunate enough to get a chance to work on several of the MIB worm guy puppets created by Rick Baker’s Cinovation Studios...
12
Sep

Edward Scissorhands Gloves Themed Prop Display

A custom themed movie prop display for a pair of screen used Edward Scissorhands gloves This themed movie prop dispay base was designed to mimic the look of The Inventor’s work bench and it is the perfect way to display these screen used Edwar...
2
Sep

Tom on Rebel Force Radio Podcast – Porgs & Regal Robot!

Rebel Force Radio Podcast – Tom talks about Porgs, his upcoming Salt Lake Comic Con appearance and new Regal Robot Star Wars™ products! When Jimmy and Jason call, Tom answers!  Today, on the latest Rebel Force Radio podcast Tom and the hos...
30
Aug

Graduate Custom Likeness Bust in Stone Look

A Custom Likeness Bust Sculpted from Vintage Photos A family wrote us looking for a custom likeness bust as a way to honor their father and bring to life one of their favorite photos of him. We are very used to working from photos when it comes to cr...
25
Aug

Freddy vs Jason Stunt Mask Display Bust

A custom display bust for a Freddy vs Jason Stunt Mask This original foam latex prop Freddy vs Jason Stunt mask arrived to our studio in very good condition but it did not have any sort of support. Over time this lack of support can be very damaging ...
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