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1
May

Interview with Creature Cantina.com

Interview with Creature Cantina.com Over the years our company founder,Tom, has become known as one of the foremost experts on all things cantina and our studio has helped recreate the scene for numerous commercial, videos and events. It has been the...
26
Apr

The Mummy Movie Costume Mannequin

An original The Mummy movie costume display mannequin with carved foam faux stone base. A custom display created for an original The Mummy movie costume from the 1999 film starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. Our client had a original foam latex...
16
Apr

Monsterpalooza Trade Show and Convention 2012

Monsterpalooza Convention Photo Gallery Monsterpalooza 2012 was another amazing event… a tremendous tribute to the art of practical movie effects.  Our Jabba the Hutt lifesize movie prop display was showcased as part of Prop Store’s disp...
22
Mar

Gremlins Prop Puppet Restoration & Museum Display

Our restoration of an original, screen used Gremlins prop puppet from Gremlins 2, the New Batch. When this wonderful green Gremlins prop puppet arrived in our New York studio his condition presented a number of challengers.  Not the least of which,...
22
Mar

Interview with Galactic Binder.com

Interview with Galactic Binder.com GalacticBinder.com , the largest Star Wars directory on the web, recently chose Tom for one of their featured interviews. They chatted about Tom’s love of the Star Wars films, as well as how some of our piece...
9
Mar

Roman Bronze Sculpture – Statue of a Brother Centurion

A roman bronze sculpture made as a tribute to a client’s brother. We created this roman bronze sculpture from photos.  The life sized bronze statue was hand sculpted in clay by sculptor Tom Spina and then molded in a flexible silicone mater...
28
Feb

Hellboy Costume & Ivan Puppet Custom Display

Custom themed display for an original, movie-worn Rob Perlman Hellboy costume and Ivan puppet. We were contacted by our client to create a custom display for their screen used Hellboy costume and life sized animatronic Ivan puppet. They were looking ...
7
Feb

Star Wars Cantina Commercial – Costumes for Super Bowl Ad

Helping fill the bar at a Star Wars Cantina commercial for the Super Bowl! Our alien masks and costumes help a return to the Mos Eisley cantina!  When Volkswagen followed up their wildly successful “Vader kid” commercial, they did it by...
22
Jan

Frozen Ice Cave Custom Dog Bed for Chubbs the Wampug

A frozen ice themed custom dog bed! Last Halloween, our friends Art and Kristin made a fabulous Star Wars costume for their pet pug, Chubbs.  They turned the pug into a Wampa from the frozen wastelands of Hoth!  They put a brief video up on Youtu...
2
Jan

Several Articles About Our Custom Avenger’s Desk

Several articles about our custom created Avenger’s desk We were very excited to get a chance to work again with  Grammy winning recording artist, Mark Hall to create another custom desk. We created our now infamous Han Solo in carbonite desk ...
22
Dec

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface Mask Restoration

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface mask restoration, an original prop from TCM 3. This Texas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface mask restoration project was actually a bit more of a conservation than a restoration. Our work was focused on repairs rather ...
12
Dec

Jeepers Creepers 2 Prop Corpse Carved Foam Display

A custom carved foam display for an original Jeepers Creepers 2 prop corpse.  We created this carved display for this screen used Jeepers Creepers 2 prop corpse, essentially a statue created by the FX team for the sequel to the first Jeepers Creeper...
1
Dec

Doctor Who Prop Restoration Animatronic Cat Puppet

Doctor Who prop restoration – an animatronic cat puppet. Restoration of an original animatronic cat puppet from a 1980’s episode of the classic BBC sci-fi series, Doctor Who.  Many of our staff are huge fans of the show and we were thr...
28
Nov

Pan’s Labyrinth Ofelia Costume Themed Display

A custom foam caved base and torso mannequin to display an original Pan’s Labyrinth Ofelia movie costume. This custom display of a screen used Pan’s Labyrinth Ofelia movie costume features a faux stone base which looks like something stra...
27
Nov

Faux Bronze Skull Sculpture Bust

Life Size Faux Bronze Skull Sculpture This bronze skull sculpture is a faux metal statue with the look of a heavy, bronze bust.  It’s a actually made from lightweight resin and foam. Sculptor Robb DeNicola created the bust in clay, origina...
26
Nov

Gremlins Puppet Movie Prop Restoration

Another incredible Gremlins puppet from Gremlins 2, the New Batch created by Rick Baker’s Cinovation Studios. This awesome screen used prop Gremlins puppet was in fair condition when he arrived in our studio, but exhibited damage on its foam l...
26
Nov

Gremlins Movie Prop Puppet Conservation

A foam latex brown Gremlins movie prop puppet restoration. The screen used brown Gremlin puppet arrived at our New York studio in need of a bit of conservation and subtle repair, but mostly proper support.  The neck of this Gremlins movie prop pup...
17
Nov

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Tauntaun Prop Restoration

A Star Wars the Empire Strikes Back Tauntaun prop, saved and restored! We originally learned of this Star Wars the Empire Strikes Back Tauntaun prop over a decade ago, when it was on display in a Planet Hollywood restaurant.  Even then, the Episode...
13
Oct

Foam Baseball Bat Giant Theme Park Sculpture

They expected a giant flying rodent but saw a large foam baseball bat instead! Yep, the puns were that bad at Six Flags Fright Fest that year!  Here’s another large hard coated foam prop sculpture for the theme park.  Their side show themed ...
13
Oct

Killer Bees Six Flags Foam Letter Props

A dastardly trio of foam letter props and an awful fun pun! These foam sculpted “Giant Killer B’s” were created for Six Flags Over Georgia as part of their Fright Fest.  The theme park had a sideshow theme that year and small wind...
7
Oct

Planet of the Apes Lawgiver Replica Bust Display

A custom created display for a replica Planet of the Apes Lawgiver faux stone bust. Not all of the pieces we display are screen used props. We have had clients come to us with licensed replicas, custom created art pieces, cosplay costumes and other ...
26
Sep

Planet of the Apes Chimp Costumes Mannequins

A pair of complete Planet of the Apes chimp costumes displayed on custom life sized mannequins with themed display bases. We were commissioned to create two life sized statue displays for a pair of original Planet of the Apes chimp costumes from Tim...
25
Sep

Planet of the Apes Zaius Costume Life Sized Statue

A custom life sized display for a very unique original Planet of the Apes Zaius costume. We were commissioned to create a life size display for a rare, “undressed” original Doctor Zaius costume from the film Beneath the Planet of the Ape...
25
Sep

Beneath the Planet of the Apes Prop Pistol Display

A custom carved foam display for an original Beneath the Planet of the Apes prop pistol. We created this custom display for a screen used Beneath the Planet of the Apes prop. This pistol prop used by General Ursus played by actor James Gregory in the...
19
Sep

Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin Prop Restoration

An intentionally subtle restoration of a Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin prop. This grapefruit-sized foam Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin prop was used in one of the cemetery scenes in Tim Burton’s stop motion classic. ...
13
Sep

Planet of the Apes Costume Display Mannequin

An original Planet of the Apes costume turned into a life sized custom display with themed base. This screen used Planet of the Apes costume was brought to us by one of our clients for a custom mannequin and themed display. They not only brought us ...
13
Sep

Escape from the Planet of the Apes Movie Prop Boots

A themed display for a pair of original Escape from the Planet of the Apes movie prop boots worn by Roddy McDowall. We created a custom Ape City themed display for this original pair of Escape from the Planet of the Apes movie prop boots. This pair o...
5
Sep

The Ruins Movie Costume Themed Display

A simple, yet themed display for a The Ruins movie costume. A clean and simple display, featuring a mannequin torso with a faux stone carved base to display Jenna Malone’s The Ruins movie costume. The Ruins is a 2008 horror thriller film starring ...
24
Aug

The Avengers Desk Movie Themed Furniture

The Avengers Desk – because even superheroes need someplace to work! What better way to display licensed movie prop replicas than with a custom made Avengers desk for your office?  Ever since our now infamous viral sensation, the “Han C...
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