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Spotlight News and Updates

25
Jul

300 Movie Prop “Tree of Death” Display

Spartans, prepare for gory… uh, we mean, glory! A custom faux stone facade for a screen used 300 movie prop. This original 300 movie prop which was known as “Tree of Death” was acquired by one of our clients who was looking for a unique...
27
Jun

Foam Wishing Well Custom Sculpture Outdoor Decor

A large foam wishing well that looks like real stone! This serene foam foam wishing well sculpture is a bit of outdoor decor by sculptor Richard Riley.  The “stone” of this particular wishing is actually created completely from a hard-c...
16
Jun

Star Trek Movie Costumes on Custom Mannequins

A trio of customized display mannequins for original Star Trek movie costumes. These custom displays were created for original, screen used, Star Trek movie costumes worn by William Shatner, DeForest Kelley and Leornard Nimoy in the film Star Trek IV...
20
May

Device Magazine’s- 15 Home Theater’s to WOW You

Device Magazine’s- 15 Home Theater’s to WOW You I think it will come as no surprise that here at Tom Spina Designs we love using movies and television shows as inspiration for over the top home decor. One of our favorite themed room proje...
20
May

Braveheart Movie Costume Kilt Custom Mannequin

A custom mannequin and faux stone base for a Braveheart movie costume. One of our client reached out to us to create a themed display base and mannequin to display this screen used Braveheart movie costume. The costume we were sent was a screen worn ...
4
May

Corporate Gift Idea – Likeness Bust Sculpture

A unique corporate gift idea – a custom bust of your boss or a team member! When the holidays come around, or it’s time to honor someone in your organization, finding the right corporate gift idea can be a challenge!  We offer custom wo...
12
Apr

Mosterpalooza Trade Show and Convention 2010

Monsterpalooza Convention Photo Gallery The Return of Monsterpalooza!   This incredible monster show celebrates the “Art of Monsters” with a great focus on the artists behind some of our favorite film and fantasy creatures. It was wond...
31
Mar

Photo Op Prop Foam Hockey Helmet

Photo op prop foam hockey helmet for an NHL team! Ok, seriously, just how big is the goalie who would wear a helmet this big?  We sculpted this giant photo op prop foam hockey helmet for the Ottawa Senators NHL team to use in their arena. Fans love...
9
Mar

Prop Talk Podcast Audio Interview

Prop Talk Podcast Audio Interview with Tom The Original Prop Blog recently began a pod cast in which they would interview “interesting people who participate in and/or affect the hobby of collecting and preserving original movie props, costumes, an...
9
Feb

Hellraiser Engineer Movie Prop Mask Restoration

We restored this original Hellraiser Engineer puppet from the iconic 80’s horror film series. This very large foam latex movie prop head / puppet of the Hellraiser Engineer character was restored by conservation artists Tom Spina and Mike Tho...
4
Jan

Gremlins Daffy Mogwai Puppet Restoration

Our restoration of an animatronic Gremlins Daffy mogwai puppet from Gremlins 2, The New Batch. Our latest movie prop restoration is this wonderful puppet of everyone’s favorite crazy mogwai, Daffy.  As with many of the movie prop Gremlins pup...
4
Jan

Gremlins Stunt Puppet Restoration and Display

Restoration of an original Gremlins stunt puppet prop from the movie Gremlins 2 The New Batch. When this screen used latex and foam Gremlins stunt puppet prop arrived in our studio he was in need of significant repairs.  The areas in need included t...
4
Jan

Gremlins Mogwai Lenny Puppet Restoration

Our restoration of Lenny,  an original Gremlins Mogwai puppet from Gremlins 2. Not every movie prop restoration is a dramatic transformation from before to after, a perfect example is this original Gremlins mogwai puppet. Lenny arrived to our New Yo...
10
Dec

Corporate Gag Gift Custom Portrait “Devil” Bust

A little devil bust, a corporate gag gift for a CEO with a big sense of humor! This classical style likeness bust had a little devilish twist to it. Our client is the CEO of a company and wanted to give out a fun corporate gag gift to his employees...
1
Dec

Steampunk Furniture Custom Gear Desk

Giant bronze gears create custom steampunk furniture and give a desk an extreme makeover! Our “Ancient Gears” desk, designed and built for ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” This steampunk furniture was inspired ...
20
Nov

Foam Faux Tree Stump Table Prop

Swamp styled faux tree stump table prop made from carved foam! This detailed swampy faux tree stump table is a foam sculpture that was designed as a display pedestal, but could also be a dramatic table for a themed office or home theater.  The prop...
16
Nov

Articles about our Han Solo in Carbonite Desk

Several articles about our Han Solo in Carbonite Desk One of our most exciting projects was the infamous and viral sensation, Han Solo in carbonite desk. It was exciting for one thing because we are HUGE Star Wars fans and we love any chance to work ...
5
Oct

Steampunk Table Custom Furniture Art

A slightly steampunk table for a client’s home theater. This steampunk-inspired side-table is loaded with interesting details and paint effects.  We dubbed this particular steampunk table as “steam-chunk” since we focused on the b...
15
Sep

Terminator 2 Endo Chest Movie Prop Display

A stylized custom movie prop display for an original Terminator 2 endo chest worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Our client had this original Terminator 2 endo chest piece and was looking for a unique way to display this unusual prop.  This foam latex an...
14
Sep

Terminator 3 Costume Custom Display & Themed Base

A custom display mannequin with themed base for an screen used Terminator 3 costume from Rise of the Machines. Our client reached out to us to create a completely custom display for an original Terminator 3 costume worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger  in ...
2
Sep

Life Size White Werewolf Statue Pale Moon

Pale Moon – A custom life sized white werewolf statue for a client’s home theater. This highly customized version of our lifesized werewolf statue was a private commission for a display in the client’s home cinema (aka his Man Cav...
10
Aug

Monsterpalooza Trade Show and Convention 2009

Monsterpalooza Convention Photo Gallery The first Burbank Monsterpalooza was an incredible experience!  The show featured an astounding array of artists and artwork.  Tom, along with Brandon Alinger of Propstore.com gave a panel presentation abo...
1
Aug

Gremlins Gizmo Rambo Puppet Restoration

Our restoration of an oversized Gremlins Gizmo Rambo prop puppet used in the film, Gremlins 2, The New Batch This over-sized Gremlins Gizmo Rambo animatronic puppet was created by Rick Baker’s studio for Gremlins 2.  The giant movie prop was u...
14
Jul

Silent Hill Pyramid Head Costume Custom Mannequin

A custom mannequin display for an original Silent Hill pyramid head costume. This custom display was created for a screen used Silent Hill pyramid head costume. The pyramid head or Red Pyramid as he’s also known is one of the most iconic characters...
1
Jul

Critters Movie Prop Puppet Restoration

Critters movie prop puppet restoration. Our restoration of an original Critters movie prop puppet from the 1986 film Critters. Made by our wonderfully talented friends at the Chiodo Brothers studios, this movie prop was fairly stable when it arrived...
1
Jun

Lon Chaney Jr Mummy Mask or Statue

Our life sized Lon Chaney Mummy mask or bust on a wax museum style mummy statue for Monsterpalooza! Our portrait bust of Lon Chaney Jr. as the Mummy, who took over the iconic bandaged role for Boris Karloff in the later sequels. The Mummy mask was c...
24
May

Lycan Underworld Movie Costume Custom Display

Custom mannequin created to display a foam latex Lycan Underworld movie costume. One of our clients had this Lycan Underworld movie costume from Underworld 3, Rise of the Lycans. Werewolf costumes are always challenging to display, and this foam lat...
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