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Spotlight News and Updates

3
Dec

Worf Makeup Appliance Restoration & Bust

A custom display for an original Worf  makeup appliance, to boldly display what no one had displayed before! A restoration and custom display of an original Worf makeup appliance from the series Star Trek, The Next Generation. Lieutenant Worf is t...
29
Nov

Foam Gargoyle Statue Prop

A totally custom sculpted foam gargoyle statue for a crazy cool Halloween display. This giant foam gargoyle statue was hand carved by sculptor Rich Riley from EPS (what most folks call Styrofoam).  Standing about ten feet tall, the theme prop was c...
19
Nov

Johnny 5 Short Circuit 2 Miniature Movie Prop Restoration

Our repair and restoration of the original, screen used Johnny 5 Short Circuit 2 model miniatures used in the 80’s comedy. Johnny 5 is alive! A repair of a scaled Johnny 5, Short Circuit 2 movie prop from the often referenced 80’s movie. ...
15
Nov

Movie Prop Hat Display – Oliver Hardy Bowler

A custom movie prop hat display for one of Oliver Hardy’s bowler hats. Not all of our movie prop displays are over the top and themed. Sometimes the best choice for a display is a more sleek and elegant display. For this movie prop hat display our ...
11
Nov

2001: A Space Odyssey Ape Costume Restoration & Mannequin

Our conservation, restoration and custom mannequin for a 2001: A Space Odyssey ape costume originally created by Stuart Freeborn for Kubrick’s classic film. We were honored to be entrusted this unbelievably rare and valuable 2001: A Space Odyss...
5
Nov

Death Star Tiles for Star Wars Custom Home Theater

We combined movie models and movie props to create these Death Star tiles as well decor! In creating these themed death star tiles props, we recently helped add some exciting details to the theater in an incredible estate home. The client was look...
29
Oct

Aliens Facehugger Prop Restoration & Display

Our conservation and dramatic display for a screen used Aliens facehugger prop used in the 1986 film. We were approached by our old friends at Prop Masters regarding the preservation of this exceedingly rare original piece of Hollywood history. We ...
11
Oct

Carved Foam Trade Show Booth Skull for Mr Olympia

The Curse! A carved foam trade show booth photo op that made our client’s booth a hit! This carved foam trade show booth took shape in the form of a massive skull mountain and throne!  Our client suggested a “skull throne with columns&#...
10
Oct

Interview with Creative Spotlights

Interview with Creative Spotlights Want to learn more about the history of how Tom Spina Designs came to be? What inspires him and his advice to aspiring artists? Check out this in-depth interview with Tom, on Creative Spotlights. Contact Us Today! I...
27
Sep

Leprechaun Movie Costume Custom Mannequin

A custom mannequin created for a screen used Warwick Davis Leprechaun movie costume. We were contacted to create a statue on which to display this original Leprechaun movie costume worn by Warwick Davis in the original cult classic film. The Leprech...
25
Sep

Pandorum Movie Costume Display Statue

An original Pandorum movie costume displayed on a custom mannequin with a themed base. This Pandorum movie costume was originally used in the 2009 sci-fi thriller starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster. This costume worn by one of “the Hunters”, th...
20
Sep

Troy Hector’s Fiberglass Movie Prop Shield Restoration

Hector’s fiberglass movie prop shield restoration project from the film, Troy. This original fiberglass movie prop shield from the 2004 film, Troy, was damaged in storage post-production. A piece of tape was used to label the shield as one of H...
14
Sep

Gremlins Stop Motion Puppet Conservation

Our conservation of a Gremlins stop motion puppet, preserving this piece of Hollywood history for the future. Even before a movie prop arrives in our New York studio, we take a great deal of time to discuss each project with our clients. This very ra...
14
Sep

Gremlins 2 Puppet Movie Prop Restoration from The New Batch

This Gremlins 2 puppet came to our New York studio for restoration and a custom display. This brown foam latex and polyfoam Gremlins 2 puppet prop was screen used in the 1990 movie, The New Batch, the sequel to the original horror-comedy classic. E...
10
Sep

Lady Deathstrike Costume Display and Themed Base

An original Kelly Hu Lady Deathstrike costume custom mannequin with a themed display base. Our client asked us to create a custom mannequin and display for this screen used Lady Deathstrike costume from X Men 2, X Men United. This costume was worn by...
24
Aug

Star Wars Celebration VI – 2012

Star Wars Celebration VI – 2012 Tom was a special guest at this year’s “Star Wars Celebration”, where he participated in a pair of panels, one with Jon Berg, Pablo Hidalgo and Nick Maley which was in-depth and behind the scen...
15
Aug

Life Sized Boba Fett helmet for Star Wars Charity

Boba Fett helmet charity project. We were honored to be asked to be a part of the Dented Helmet’s “As You Wish Project”, an art show and auction which raised over $135,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation!  The project gave severa...
3
Aug

Jumanji Life Sized Lion Movie Costume Conservation

Restoring the original, life sized lion movie costume from the Robin Williams classic, Jumanji! This gallery features a life sized lion movie costume from the 90’s film Jumanji, which we refurbished for a private movie prop collector.  Origin...
23
Jul

Iron Man 2 Hammer Drones Display

A customized display for one of the destroyed Iron Man 2 hammer drones. Since these Iron Man 2 Hammer Drones were such large pieces and were no longer “attached” in one piece we had to come up with a cohesive design. The client opted not to rebui...
18
Jul

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Display

Our Conquest of the Planet of the Apes display for a screen used Caesar style chimp movie costume. One of our clients reached out to us looking for a custom display statue.  They had an original Chimp jumpsuit from the production of the 1972 movie...
12
Jul

Priest Vampire Movie Costume Mannequin

 An custom statue created with an original Priest vampire movie costume. We turned this screen used Priest vampire movie costume from the 2011 film into a life sized statue for our client, who was a collector or original movie props and wardrobe. Pr...
5
Jul

Gremlins Hand Puppet Movie Prop Restoration

Our restoration of an extremely rare Gremlins hand puppet from the original 1984 film. This Gremlins hand puppet originally came from the film’s director, Joe Dante via a movie prop auction. While a large number of puppets from the sequel are i...
22
Jun

Dark Crystal Movie Props Custom Acrylic Display Case

A custom acrylic display case for a trio of rare The Dark Crystal movie props. It’s rare to find movie props from any of Jim Henson’s films and any time we are able to work on one of these we are thrilled. Since Jim Henson is one of our favorite...
12
Jun

Planet of the Apes Chimp Costume Display

An original Planet of the Apes Chimp costume display. This display of an original Planet of the Apes chimp costume from the 1968 sci-fi adventure film. Our client had an original chimpanzee bib (or collar) and decorative arm bands and was looking f...
12
Jun

A Few New Online Articles About Us!

A few new online articles about us! A few new stories about us and some of our pieces including the King Kong Home Theater set, Avengers Desk and the Han Solo in carbonite from the web… http://www.superpunch.net/2012/06/king-kong-themed-home-th...
28
May

Toy Prototype Sculpting Zombie Halloween Prop

Toy Prototype Sculpting – Zombie Statue Parts These mid-scale Zombie parts were created by hand as part of our toy prototype sculpting for a small business making animated Halloween decor and collectible figures.  The zombie heads, hands, fee...
20
May

Hollow Man Mask Display Bust

A custom created bust made to display Kevin Bacon’s signature silicone Hollow Man mask. We created a custom display head to support this iconic silicone Hollow Man mask worn by Kevin Bacon in the 2000 reimagining of the classic invisible man ...
17
May

Video Interview from Sideshow Collectibles

Video Interview from Sideshow Collectibles Want to learn more about exactly what we do here at Tom Spina Designs?  Or about our approach to restoration or displays? Or if you want to hear more about our favorite projects from the man himself. Then c...
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