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 creation of Regal Robot, and digs into our team’s work restoring original movie props, recreating Star Wars aliens for commercials and more. Some notable excerpts:
On the original Han Solo™ Carbonite Desk – “…we had a Grammy Award-winning musician [Mark Hall] ask us to make him a cool desk that he could then auction for charity, and he brought up the idea of doing something Star Wars. We went through a whole bunch of different ideas and designs with him and when the idea of Han Solo in carbonite came up, we mocked it up and immediately went, ‘Well, that’s cool! We have to make that.’”
On making trips to Lucasfilm and the Lucasfilm Archives – “‘Oh no, I have to go to the archives again. Oh no!’ Said no one ever.”
On restoring the original Muftak costume from Star Wars – “He was in real need, both inside and out, when it got here. He was covered in years of dust from having been in Rick Baker’s shop for so long. When we got him here, we shampooed him…twice. We vacuumed him. We did all of this work to restore that thing, and at the end of it, there he is! He came to us in a heap and left proud.”
Want to know more? You can read the whole interview at StarWars.com today!
And please be sure to check out Regal Robot to learn more about our new venture’s creative Star Wars and other themed furniture and art for your home, office or man cave!