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Spotlight News and Updates

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 ...
30
Apr

Star Wars Prop T-Shirt Cannon for the Star Wars Show

Turning a t-shirt launcher into a Star Wars prop t-shirt cannon for the Star Wars Show live at SWCO! We were contacted by our friends at Lucasfilm to create a Star Wars prop t-shirt cannon and confetti launcher to be used by The Star Wars Show liv...
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 ...
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