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Spotlight News and Updates

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 ...
22
Aug

TMNT Costume Shell Restoration

A restoration of a TMNT costume shell from the live action series. This original prop TMNT costume shell came from the live action television show Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Next Mutation. The tv costume shell was in fairly good overall condi...
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,...
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