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23
Sep

Apollo 11 Space Themed Custom Chair

An Apollo 11 space themed custom chair for a client’s awesome home office. When the client who had us create a Lunar Landing Module themed desk for them, also wanted a themed custom chair to complete the set, he knew who to call!  As with all...
19
Sep

Twilight Zone Costume Shirt Themed Display

An elaborate themed display and custom mannequin for a screen used Twilight Zone costume shirt. This Twilight Zone costume shirt was originally created for a scene in the 1956 sci-fi film Forbidden Planet. However it was not used in the film and was...
13
Sep

Display of one of the Men in Black 2 Worm Aliens

A custom display and restoration of one of the Men in Black 2 Worm aliens. To create the rowdy group of worm aliens several types of puppets were created by Rick Baker’s Cinovation Studios, depending on what each scene called for. This movie prop p...
7
Sep

Alien sculpture home theater art

A custom hand carved alien sculpture as home theater art inspired by sci-fi horror classics. One of our clients was looking for a unique way to display their love of  xenomorph style aliens. We came up with this one of a kind alien sculpture for o...
1
Sep

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Costume Restoration

A complete restoration of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie costume from the collection of Ninja Turtles’ creator Kevin Eastman. Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Ninja turtles, contacted us about conserving an original Leonardo Teenage Mutant Ninj...
29
Aug

Nothing But Trouble Bobo Mask Restoration and Display

ll restored and displayed screen used Nothing But Trouble Bobo mask worn by Dan Aykroyd in the cult classic film. This Nothing But Trouble Bobo mask arrived in our NY studio with several areas of missing material, as well as some drying and cracking...
23
Aug

Foam Mountain Props for Trade Show Booth

A set of custom carved foam mountain props for a Cisco Systems trade show booth. When creating a trade show booth display, companies are looking for something out of the ordinary and eye-catching to entice buyers into stopping. For this booth the exh...
18
Aug

Star Wars Prop Blaster Display Base

A custom display for a Star Wars prop blaster used by one of the Naboo security officers in Episode I the Phantom Menace. This Star Wars prop blaster was brought to us by one of our clients looking to create a themed display for this fun piece of Sta...
15
Aug

Star Trek Borg Queen Costume Restoration and Display

A restoration and display of a screen used Borg Queen costume worn by Alice Krige in the 1996 film Star Trek: First Contact. Many of the projects we work on here at TSD’s New York studio are eventually reduced to just a few before and after pho...
8
Aug

Stephen Colbert Fencing Mask for The Late Show

A custom Stephen Colbert fencing mask created for his duel with US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad on The Late Show. We recently had an amazing time creating our Sammy the Salmon puppet  for a segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. When the...
5
Aug

The Mask Milo the Dog Resin Maquette Restoration

SSSSSSSSSSSMOKIN’! A repair of a resin The Mask Milo the Dog maquette from the 1994 classic Jim Carey comedy. An original production, The Mask Milo maquette was brought to us after a shipping accident.  Shipping fragile resin movie models is n...
2
Aug

Rocketeer Lothar Mask Display & Acrylic Case

A custom display for an original production made Rocketeer Lothar mask created by Rick Baker’s studio for the 1991 sci-fi action adventure film. This Rocketeer Lothar mask was one of the pieces we helped to conserve and display for Prop Store’s R...
29
Jul

Harry and the Hendersons Mask Conservation and Display

Conservation and display of an original Harry and the Hendersons mask from the production of the classic bigfoot comedy. This production made Harry and the Hendersons mask was in nearly pristine condition and sold through the Rick Baker Monster Make...
27
Jul

San Diego Comic Con 2016

While most of our crew was at our New York studio, TSD still had a presence at San Diego Comic Con! San Diego Comic Con is the ultimate movie and comic fan event and we were glad to have some of our work showcased at the convention… and to help wit...
25
Jul

Star Wars Battle Droid Maquette Display

“Roger, Roger” A custom display for a reassembled B1 battle droid maquette from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Although the battle droid army seen in the movie were ultimately created using computer generated graphics,  ILM  designed...
19
Jul

Faux Bronze Tribute Bust

A faux bronze tribute bust sculpted from photographs. This faux bronze tribute bust is a surprise sculpted for one of our clients  looking to give his wife a one of a kind birthday gift. This life sized statue was hand sculpted in clay by sculptor S...
15
Jul

The Ring Samara Movie Costume Display Mannequin

She will haunt your dreams. A custom mannequin to display a screen used The Ring Samara costume. Our client for this project is a huge horror fan and collector who sent us original movie props to turn this The Ring Samara costume into a fittingly s...
12
Jul

Nightmare Before Christmas Tree Movie Prop Restoration

“What’s this? What’s this?” The original large scale Nightmare Before Christmas tree prop from Tim Burton’s animated musical film. This Nightmare Before Christmas tree was used in the film when Jack Skellington arrives in Ch...
8
Jul

Battlefield Earth Terl Custom Costume

A Battlefield Earth Terl custom costume based on the Frank Frazetta cover art for the 1982 novel for convention appearances. Battlefield Earth often brings to mind the John Travolta movie and novel by L Ron Hubbard, but we think of Frank Frazetta a...
5
Jul

Ewok Statue for The Biker Scout Helmet Charity Project

Yub Nub! An Ewok bust for the charity Biker Scout Helmet Project entitled “A Little Short for a Scout Trooper!” When we were contacted to be a part of the The Biker Scout Helmet Project for the official Star Wars Celebration Europe, we...
30
Jun

Star Trek I Mudd Necklace Prop Display

A custom themed display for an original Star Trek I Mudd necklace from the classic 1967 episode of the television show. In the classic, Original Series episode, several characters wore a Star Trek I Mudd necklace like this.  Each was an identical an...
27
Jun

Addams Family Values Prop Restoration and Display

He’s creepy and he’s kooky. An original Pubert Addams, Addams Family Values prop puppet. This original Addams Family Values prop is life-sized and was used in the film in place of the child actor from time to time. It arrived to our NY studio in ...
21
Jun

Gremlins 2 Prop Puppet Restoration and Display

The Gremlins are back! Restoration and museum style display for an original Gremlins 2 prop puppet. When this Gremlins 2 prop puppet from the 1990 horror/comedy sequel arrived in our studio he was in definite need of some serious TLC.  His ears had ...
17
Jun

Bronze Bust Sculpture Ralph Larry Roberts

A bronze bust sculpture of Ralph Larry Roberts Founder and CEO of R+L Carriers. We were contacted by Ralph Larry Roberts’ family who were looking for a very special gift for him. They wanted to commission a bronze bust sculpture to honor him. O...
13
Jun

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 Costume Restoration

Heroes in a half shell! Several pieces of an screen used Donatello costume from the 1993 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 – Turtles in Time. When Donatello’s costume head, arms, feet and shell from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 arrived i...
7
Jun

Star Trek Shinzon Movie Costume Custom Display

A custom wax museum style display for an original Star Trek Shinzon costume from the film Star Trek:Nemesis. This display statue was created for a screen used Star Trek Shinzon costume worn by Tom Hardy as Patrick Stewart’s clone in the final Sta...
4
Jun

Mini Golf Props – Governor’s Ball Music Festival

A set of custom foam carved mini golf props for the 2016 Governor’s Ball Music Festival. We have had the pleasure of working with the folk over at the Governor’s Ball Music Festival on several projects over the past few years, including o...
1
Jun

Life Sized Rocket and Groot Statue

I am Groot! A custom life sized, hand carved, foam Rocket and Groot statue. We created this amazing life-sized Rocket and Groot statue for an official video game company working on the Guardians of the Galaxy property.  The process for this sculptur...
29
May

Gremlins Daffy Puppet Restoration & Museum Style Display

Don’t get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight. Restoration and custom display of a Gremlins Daffy puppet. We were tasked with repairing this movie Gremlins Daffy puppet and creating a custom display for the ...
25
May

Darth Maul Mannequin For Star Wars Costume Exhibit

A custom Darth Maul mannequin to display Ray Park’s screen used costume for the “Star Wars and the Power of Costume Exhibition” We here at Tom Spina Designs love anything Star Wars, and always enjoy the chance to work on any project ...
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