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Spotlight News and Updates

20
May

Ghostbusters Terror Dog Statue Movie Prop Restoration

The original Vinz Clortho, Keymaster of Gozer, Ghostbusters Terror Dog Statue movie prop from 1984 comedy. This original, screen used Ghostbusters Terror Dog Statue is a giant foam prop that was used in the classic film. The very large prop was made...
17
May

Delorean Time Machine Prop for Store Window Display

 Great Scott! A hand sculpted miniature of the the Delorean time machine prop from Back to the Future. Back to the Future is definitely one of our favorite film franchises here at TSD, so when we were asked to recreate the Delorean time machine prop...
13
May

Friday the 13th Mrs. Vorhees Head Prop Restoration

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to camp… A restoration and a custom display for a screen used Mrs. Vorhees head prop from Friday the 13th Part 2. This is the original, Friday the 13th part 2 Mrs. Vorhees head prop.  On arrival, t...
11
May

1986 Aliens Queen Arm Prop Conservation

Conservation and custom display stand for an original, screen used 1986 Aliens Queen arm prop. This 1986 Aliens Queen arm prop was seen in the iconic Ripley versus the Alien Queen fight scene at the climax of James Cameron’s 1986 classic sci-fi a...
7
May

Welcome to the new Tom Spina Designs website!

Welcome to the new Tom Spina Designs homepage! Long time followers of the work our team does will have surely noticed a big change in the look of our website!  We’re now fully responsive and the page looks great on mobile, desktop or tablet. ...
15
Apr

Sammy the Salmon Puppet – Late Show with Stephen Colbert

A custom sculpted realistic salmon puppet for a comedy news segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. We are all huge Stephen Colbert fans here at TSD, so when our friends at CBS’s the Late Show contacted us about creating a latex rubber s...
4
Apr

Two-Face Makeup Appliances Tommy Lee Jones Bust

A custom display bust for a set of original Batman Forever Two-Face makeup appliances made for Tommy Lee Jones. An appliance display for a classic Bat-Villain! These Two-Face makeup appliances were originally created for the Batman Forever film by Ri...
28
Mar

Tom’s Appearance at Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Expo

Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Expo 2016 guest appearance We were excited that Tom was invited to be a guest at Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Expo this year.  Tom was on hand as a guest artist and panelist.  He was a part of “Star Wars Film School”...
25
Mar

AVP Grid Alien Mask Themed Display

A custom themed display for a screen worn AVP Grid Alien mask from the 2004 sci-fi thriller, Alien vs. Predator. We have had the opportunity over the years to work on a handful of Alien pieces but we always love when we get the chance to create them...
24
Mar

Tom’s Appearance on Park City TV Mountain Morning Show

Tom on Park City TV Mountain Morning Show We so excited that Tom was a guest on the highly regarded Park City TV Mountain Morning Show on Park City Television on March 24th.  He was interviewed along with the folks at Galaxy Press about our work ...
15
Mar

AVP Predator Helmets Custom Prop Displays

A pair of custom displays for two screen used movie prop Predator helmets from the 2004 film Alien Vs. Predator. We created these  themed, carved foam, faux stone display plaques for a pair of screen used Predator Helmets from Alien Vs. Predator. In...
5
Mar

Luke Skywalker Costume Custom Museum Mannequin

A custom mannequin in a museum style for a truly iconic movie costume – Mark Hamill’s screen worn Luke Skywalker costume from Star Wars, A New Hope! This is, by far, one of the coolest movie costumes we’ve ever gotten to create a c...
27
Feb

Killer Klowns Movie Prop Mask Conservation

Conserving and restoring an original Killer Klowns movie prop mask by the Chiodo Brothers. This screen used foam latex animatronic mask was used in the cult classic (and genre defying) movie, Killer Klowns from Outer Space.  Originally created by ou...
15
Feb

Mike Myers Cat in the Hat Movie Costume Display

An original Mike Myers Cat in the Hat movie costume on a custom mannequin with a themed display base. For this custom mannequin project, we were sent a Mike Myers Cat in the Hat movie costume which included a stretch backed body suit and cowl (by Ste...
13
Feb

Rebel Force Radio Appearance: BoShek Actor Discovery

Rebel Force Radio: BoShek Actor Discovery An interview with Rebel Force Radio along with Tom and crime reporter Billy Jensen. As they discuss how Jensen went through the  process of identifying the Star Wars actor who plays BoShek, the man who in...
5
Feb

Custom Acrylic Display Cases for Sale

Custom Acrylic Display Cases for sale – Do you have screen used, production, cosplay or movie props not on display? We can help! Your collection deserves MUSEUM TREATMENT with custom acrylic cases to protect your collectibles & make your me...
29
Jan

The Tom Spina Designs Scrapbook

The Tom Spina Designs Scrapbook Fun and random photos that don’t quite fit elsewhere on the site. Here you’ll find behind the scenes pics of our artists at work, and some of the famous folks that we’ve gotten to meet over the years....
22
Jan

Rebel Force Radio Interview: SNL skit and More

Check out this interview with Rebel Force Radio and Tom where they discuss the now famous Saturday Night Live’s Undercover Boss skit starring Adam Driver as Kylo Ren/ Matt the Radar Technician. Tom discusses his experiences dressing Adam in hi...
17
Jan

SNL Undercover Boss Adam Driver Star Wars Kylo Ren Skit

Did you catch the SNL Undercover Boss sketch with Adam Driver? We had fun dressing Adam Driver in his original Kylo Ren costume for a hilarious Star Wars skit on Saturday Night Live. We’ve become known for our work creating Star Wars alien cos...
25
Dec

Superhero Desk – Themed Reception at Oral Surgeon Office

A custom superhero desk that could make Bruce Wayne jealous! Our client was searching for a custom superhero desk for sale so they could enhance the theming at their Boston oral surgery practice.  Movie themed desks and decor are some of our favor...
19
Dec

The Exorcist Movie Prop Acrylic Display Case

A custom acrylic display case and themed diorama for a The Exorcist movie prop tongue prosthetic. Just another normal day at TSD, when a tongue arrives in the mail! We were commissioned by one of our clients to create a custom themed and acrylic disp...
15
Dec

Sphinx of Egypt Gag Gift Sculpture from photos

Want a gag gift sculpture of the Sphinx with your buddy’s face? You know who to call!   One of the things we love the most is a client with a sense of humor.  We were asked to create a monument to a client’s friend as a one of a kind ...
11
Dec

Star Wars Cantina Article on Yahoo News Features Our Work

Yahoo Movie News ran a wonderful Star Wars Cantina article which features some of our work, and Tom was one of those interviewed for great behind the scenes info about the famous Star Wars bar. The Star Wars Cantina article’s author, Gwynne Wat...
9
Dec

CNET- 14 Amazing Desks and Workspaces Article

CNET- 14  Amazing Desks and Workspaces Article CNET published an article of 14 Ridiculously Amazing Desks and Workspaces with 3 of our desks. They featured our Han Solo in Carbonite desk, our Marvel Avengers Desk and Apollo 11 Lunar Module  desk...
7
Dec

Tim Burton Themed Party Custom Foam Event Props

Tim Burton themed party props for a Halloween event! Wonderfully fun Tim Burton themed party props we sculpted from foam for a huge Halloween party in the New York City area. The client asked us to draw inspiration from The Nightmare Before Christmas...
2
Dec

Life Sized Nutcracker Props for PiQ in New York City

Life sized nutcracker props for a NYC window display with a Star Wars inspired twist! These holiday props were built for PiQ, a specialty retailer directly across from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Star Wars inspired life sized nutcrac...
27
Nov

Alien Mask and Costume rentals for TBS Samantha Bee Show

Some familiar looking alien mask and costume rentals! You may have seen our aliens in this TBS promo playing in theaters along with Star Wars, the Force Awakens.  Shooting in New York City’s La Caverna, a wonderfully cave themed bar, our ali...
19
Nov

Gremlins 2 Movie Prop Restoration and Hatching Display

This screen used Gremlins 2 movie prop is an oversized proto-gremlin used for close ups of Gremlins hatching. The Gremlins 2 movie prop puppet was made to look like it was growing in a bubble on the back of another gremlin after the creature had gott...
10
Nov

Star Wars Alien Costume Rentals for Toy Commercial

Star Wars alien costume rentals for a cantina commercial for Box Busters. Our custom Star Wars alien masks and costumes were featured in this great toy commercial from Spin Master Toys features their wonderful “Box Busters” toys.  The co...
31
Oct

Zombie Snowtrooper Costume Custom Mannequin

A fan’s Star Wars Snowtrooper costume turned into a life sized custom zombie statue! Our clients always have wonderfully fun ideas and challenges for us and this project was no different. Our client had an authentic styled Star Wars Snowtroope...
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