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27
Jun

Addams Family Values Prop Restoration and Display

He’s creepy and he’s kooky. An original Pubert Addams, Addams Family Values prop puppet. This original Addams Family Values prop is life-sized and was used in the film in place of the child actor from time to time. It arrived to our NY studio in ...
21
Jun

Gremlins 2 Prop Puppet Restoration and Display

The Gremlins are back! Restoration and museum style display for an original Gremlins 2 prop puppet. When this Gremlins 2 prop puppet from the 1990 horror/comedy sequel arrived in our studio he was in definite need of some serious TLC.  His ears had ...
17
Jun

Bronze Bust Sculpture Ralph Larry Roberts

A bronze bust sculpture of Ralph Larry Roberts Founder and CEO of R+L Carriers. We were contacted by Ralph Larry Roberts’ family who were looking for a very special gift for him. They wanted to commission a bronze bust sculpture to honor him. O...
13
Jun

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 Costume Restoration

Heroes in a half shell! Several pieces of an screen used Donatello costume from the 1993 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 – Turtles in Time. When Donatello’s costume head, arms, feet and shell from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 arrived i...
7
Jun

Star Trek Shinzon Movie Costume Custom Display

A custom wax museum style display for an original Star Trek Shinzon costume from the film Star Trek:Nemesis. This display statue was created for a screen used Star Trek Shinzon costume worn by Tom Hardy as Patrick Stewart’s clone in the final Sta...
4
Jun

Mini Golf Props – Governor’s Ball Music Festival

A set of custom foam carved mini golf props for the 2016 Governor’s Ball Music Festival. We have had the pleasure of working with the folk over at the Governor’s Ball Music Festival on several projects over the past few years, including o...
1
Jun

Life Sized Rocket and Groot Statue

I am Groot! A custom life sized, hand carved, foam Rocket and Groot statue. We created this amazing life-sized Rocket and Groot statue for an official video game company working on the Guardians of the Galaxy property.  The process for this sculptur...
29
May

Gremlins Daffy Puppet Restoration & Museum Style Display

Don’t get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight. Restoration and custom display of a Gremlins Daffy puppet. We were tasked with repairing this movie Gremlins Daffy puppet and creating a custom display for the ...
25
May

Darth Maul Mannequin For Star Wars Costume Exhibit

A custom Darth Maul mannequin to display Ray Park’s screen used costume for the “Star Wars and the Power of Costume Exhibition” We here at Tom Spina Designs love anything Star Wars, and always enjoy the chance to work on any project ...
23
May

Monsterpalooza Trade Show and Convention 2016

Monsterpalooza Convention Pasadena 2016 Photo Gallery Here’s our gallery from this year’s show!  We got to spend some time at Monsterpalooza Convention 2016, the show’s first in the larger, Pasadena convention center. We spent tim...
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...
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