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Spotlight News and Updates

1
Dec

Baby Grinch Movie Prop Puppets

Completing baby Grinches using original foam latex parts from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We always love getting the chance to help restore and display pieces created by Rick Baker’s Cinovation studios and props and costumes from the Grinch...
20
Nov

Day of the Dead Movie Prop Display

You’ll lose your head over this custom themed Day of the Day movie prop display! George A Romero is often called the “Father of the Zombie Film”, and Day of the Dead is the perfect example of his signature style. Plenty of blood su...
14
Nov

Farscape Scarran Costume Mannequin & Restoration

Restoration & custom display mannequin for a screen used Farscape Scarran costume This complex Farscape Scarran costume was brought to our NY studio by a client looking for a larger than life display. The Scarran’s costume, made by Oscar Wi...
25
Oct

Killer Klowns Mask Restoration

Restoring an original Killer Klowns movie mask created by the Chiodo Brothers.   Originally created by our friends over at Chiodo Brothers Productions, this Killer Klowns mask prop came in to our NY studio in need of a bit of restoration and care. ...
21
Oct

Michael Myers Halloween Clown Costume Display

A custom mannequin to display a Michael Myers clown costume from Rob Zombie’s Halloween II movie. This Michael Myers clown costume came to us for display because the original mannequin it was being displayed on was too small and not 100% stable. ...
10
Oct

Regal Robot Halloween Vac Form Wall Art Sale

Just in time for Halloween! Our Sister Company, Regal Robot is excited to offer 20% off of the full line of Ghoulsville Wall Decor Masks Through October 18th! Our sister company Regal Robot is getting into the Halloween spirit a little early with a s...
3
Oct

Never Hike Alone Jason Voorhees Costume Display

A custom display for a Jason Voorhees costume from “Never Hike Alone” A custom mannequin and display base for a Jason Voorhees costume from the high end fan film “Never Hike Alone.”  The character of Jason Voorhees is alway...
26
Aug

Tom is coming to FanX, Salt Lake Comic Convention!

Next Week!  Tom Spina, is a guest and panelist and we’ll have a special photo op at Booth 1031 of FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention! SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2018 We’re excited to announce our appearance next week at FanX Salt Lake Comic Con, where ...
15
Aug

Baby Dinosaur Puppet Maquette Conservation

Conservation of a Baby dinosaur puppet maquette from Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend Before the conservation process began on this Baby dinosaur puppet maquette, we discussed with our client their thoughts about what their end goals for the project....
11
Aug

Twilight Bella Costume Display Mannequin

Customized Mannequin for Twilight Bella Costume A custom mannequin created to display a  Twilight Bella costume from the 2008 film. This screen used movie costume was worn by actress Kristen Stewart in the famous meadow scene with Robert Pattinson....
30
Jul

Bride of Re-Animator Prop Conservation & Display

A custom display and conservation of a Bride of Re-Animator Prop This custom display was built to exhibit this unique Bride of Re-Animator prop head from the 1990 cult classic. Our client wanted a themed display that would evoke the creepy feeling ...
21
Jul

Lifesized Rancor Costume for Magic Wheelchair

Lifesized Rancor Costume for Liam – a very special project with Magic Wheelchair and their Epic Star Wars Event! We were honored and excited to be asked by Magic Wheelchair to be one of their builders for this year’s San Diego Comic Co...
13
Jul

Custom Tombstone Prop Event Photo-op

A hand carved, custom tombstone prop photo-op for an album release party We were contacted by the hip hop trio Flatbush Zombies to create a custom tombstone prop for their upcoming (at the time) album’s release party. While this wasn’t ...
10
Jul

Babylon 5 Narn Mask Custom Display

A custom display bust for a latex Babylon 5 Narn mask This original TV prop latex Babylon 5 Narn 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 to rubber ...
4
Jul

Baby Dinosaur Head Prop Restoration

Conservation of a dinosaur head prop from Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend This large latex prototype Baby dinosaur head prop from the 80’s movie, Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend arrived to our studio a bit deflated. In a story showing the im...
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...
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