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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,...
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 ...
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