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Carol Anne Poltergeist 2 Bust Restoration

She’s back….Restoration of a Poltergeist 2 Bust This Poltergeist 2 bust came with it’s own set of unique challenges, because it was a fragile,thin layer of foam latex over a very heavy plaster bust. Since the skin was already fragi...

Ron Perlman Hellboy Prosthetics Display

A custom display created for a set of Ron Perlman Hellboy foam latex prosthetics This set of Ron Perlman Hellboy prosthetics arrived to our studio in need of a display worthy of such fun and unique movie props. After discussions with the client about...

Gremlin Greta Puppet Restoration

Restoration of a Gremlin Greta Puppet In the original Gremlins film all of the gremlins and mogwais were asexual, that is  until Gremlins 2 when Greta was introduced. This gremlin Greta puppet was used as a paint test to help Rick Baker’s tea...

Spaceballs Dark Helmet Prop Display

Custom display of a screen used Spaceballs Dark Helmet pith helmet One of the most common questions we get is “Do we still get excited by the props and costumes that come into the studio?” and the answer is, absolutely! One of the best p...

Creepshow Fluffy Puppet Restoration & Display

Revisiting an old friend – restoring and displaying the original screen used “attack head” Creepshow Fluffy puppet created by Tom Savini. We’ve been fortunate to work on a number of props and costumes from the 1982 film, Creep...

7 Faces of Dr. Lao Prop Themed Display

Step right up! Step right up! Be the first to see this themed display base for a one of a kind 7 Faces of Dr. Lao prop! The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao is a 1964 film which tells the story of mysterious circus which arrives in a small town. The circus is fi...

Vintage Don Post Spock Mask Restoration

 A gentle restoration of a vintage Don Post Spock mask  This Vintage 1975 Don Post Spock mask was formerly displayed in Famous Monsters magazine creator, Forrest J. Ackerman’s 18-room sci-fi museum/home in “Horrorwood, KarlofforniaR...

Star Trek Wrath of Khan Mask

Restoration and custom display of a screen worn Wrath of Khan mask “This is Ceti Alpha V!” A classic moment from what most consider the greatest Star Trek film ever. Years after he was abandoned there by Captain Kirk, Khan and his crew ha...

Mickey Mouse Satellite Prop Repair

Restoration of Mickey Mouse satellite prop used in the Disney Channel sign off A time long ago, there once was a time television channels didn’t run programming all night. It was a dark time for all who remember it. But at the end of the night ...

Dark Crystal Mystic Head Conservation

Conservation and display of and production made Dark Crystal Mystic foam latex head. We’re huge fans of Jim Henson and the Dark Crystal. One of our studio’s highlights was working with the Museum of the Moving Image on their Jim Henson e...

Fifth Element Taxi Car Model Display

Restoration and a custom display for a Fifth Element taxi car model used in the 1997 film starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich. This project was a bit of a unique experience that we had not had before. Our client had bought this Fifth Element t...

Gremlins 2 Stop Motion Puppet Restoration

Repair and Conservation of a Gremlins 2 Stop Motion Puppet This miniature Gremlins 2 stop motion puppet was brought to us to for some sympathetic restoration/conservation and repairs. Other than the damage to the arm, there were a only a few areas ...

VIDEO Adam Savage Visits Our Studio to Talk Restoration

In this video Adam Savage stops by our studio to talk with Tom about our work restoring original props and creatures! Tested has a great series called “Maker Spaces” and in this video Adam Savage came by our studio to talk at length with ...

Tom a guest on The Adam Savage Project Podcast

Tom was a special guest on the Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project where the trio talked prop restoration and Stranger Things 2! While out in San Fransisco Tom stopped by “The Cave” to chat with our friends Adam Savage and Norm Chan o...

Tales from the Darkside Lizzie Puppet Restoration

One of the most extensive restorations we’ve undertaken – rebuilding Tom Savini’s classic Lizzie puppet from Tales from the Dark Side! Tom Savini’s special makeup effects books in the 80’s made him the “first makeu...

MOMI Jim Henson Exhibit & Restoration Video Interview

NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW – The Museum of the Moving Image recently opened their Jim Henson Exhibit and Gizmodo / io9 stopped by the studio to chat about our part in the restoration process. The permanent Jim Henson exhibit at the Museum of the Movin...

MIB Worm Guy Puppet Restoration

Restoration of a MIB worm guy created for the 1997 Sci-fi adventure starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. We have been fortunate enough to get a chance to work on several of the MIB worm guy puppets created by Rick Baker’s Cinovation Studios...

Freddy vs Jason Stunt Mask Display Bust

A custom display bust for a Freddy vs Jason Stunt Mask This original foam latex prop Freddy vs Jason Stunt mask arrived to our studio in very good condition but it did not have any sort of support. Over time this lack of support can be very damaging ...

TMNT Costume Shell Restoration

A restoration of a TMNT costume shell from the live action series. This original prop TMNT costume shell came from the live action television show Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Next Mutation. The tv costume shell was in fairly good overall condi...

Gremlins 2 Mohawk Puppet Restoration

Restoration and custom display of a Gremlins 2 Mohawk Puppet The years had not exactly been kind to this Gremlins 2 Mohawk Puppet, more then 25 years of storage had taken their toll on the foam latex.  But we have seen our fair share of Gremlins pup...

Jim Henson Exhibition Puppet Conservation

Conserving Historic Props and Puppets for the NYC Jim Henson Exhibition and Traveling exhibit. We’re honored to have helped conserve props and puppets with New York’s Museum of the Moving Image for their Jim Henson Exhibition and their t...

Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image

A Gallery of images from the opening of the NY Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image. On July 20th, 2017, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens New York held the private opening of their all new Jim Henson Exhibition. Today, that...

Men in Black Worm Guy Puppet Restoration

Restoration of an original Men in Black Worm Guy puppet. This Men in Black worm guy prop puppet was used in the original, 1997 film.  Since production of the film wrapped, time had taken a bit of a toll on the fragile foam latex alien.  One of his...

Doctor Who Mask Prop Restoration

A restoration and custom themed display for a lion Doctor Who mask from the Tom Baker series This lion Doctor Who mask was originally seen in the serial The Masque of Mandragora featuring the fourth Doctor, Tom Baker. The original mask was worn as ...

Super Mario Bros. Movie Prop Restoration

Restoration of Super Mario Bros. movie prop used in the 1993 film. The 1993 film version of the Super Mario Brothers video game is definitely widely debated among movie and video game fans alike. Some people love the movie, some hate it, and some ju...

Master Splinter TMNT Prop Display

Master Splinter TMNT prop display with acrylic case. A custom display created for a original Master Splinter TMNT prop from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3, Turtles in Time. Most people would look at the pieces which were left of Master Spinter̵...

Return of the Jedi Endor Forest Prop Restoration

An Endor forest prop restoration from the final battle sequence in Return of the Jedi A restoration of an original Endor forest prop from the final film in the original Star Wars trilogy. This ILM model was created for miniature scenes, when it woul...

Star Wars Chewbacca / Malla Mask Restoration

Restoration of an original Star Wars Chewbacca / Malla Mask used in A New Hope and the Holiday Special. While it may look like Chewie’s wife, Malla, this wookiee mask was originally a Star Wars Chewbacca mask (made by legendary makeup artist, ...

Restoration of Piranha Movie Prop

Restoration and custom display for an original latex Piranha movie prop puppet. This original Piranha movie prop, was brought to us in fair condition for a latex puppet of this age, but in need of a little TLC. Some of the areas had become fragile an...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Mask Restoration

Restoration of an original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo mask from the live action television series, the Next Mutation. Over the years the foam latex on the TMNT Michelangelo mask had become fragile and had begun to crack, especially in ...
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