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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 ...

MIB Worm Alien Puppet Display

Custom display of an original MIB worm alien puppet from Men In Black 2. This intentionally split in half body of an MIB worm alien is a puppet used in the scene after the “worm guys” twister party with Rosario Dawson. The pieces came fr...

Return of the Jedi Ewok Mask Restoration

Restoration of an original Ewok mask from Return of the Jedi. Ewoks are one of the most debated species in the Star Wars universe but there is no denying the large part that they play in the final film of the original Star Wars saga, Return of the Je...

Top Secret Val Kilmer Head Prop Display

Shhhh! A restoration and custom acrylic display case for a Top Secret Val Kilmer head prop. This Top Secret Val Kilmer head was created by Stuart Freeborn for the comic scene where Kilmer’s character is trying to escape prison by going into a vent ...

Baby Grinch Puppet Restoration and Display

A restoration and custom display of a baby Grinch puppet “mask” skin from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Since we put so much time and care into each piece we work on, we develop a connection with each of them, but with this baby Grinch ...

Gremlins 2 Prop Restoration & Display

Restoration and display of a screen used Gremlins 2 prop puppet. Before his restoration this Gremlins 2 prop puppet was exhibiting the same issues as many of the other Gremlins we have repaired. Stored on a single post that went all the way through t...

Back to the Future Jacket Restoration

Restoration of an original Back to the Future jacket from the 1989 sequel. This Back to the Future jacket which was one of Michael J Fox’s costumes, featured when Marty arrives in 2015 in Back to the Future II and fights off Griff and his gang...

Dawn of the Dead Sledgehammer Prop Restoration

Restoration of Dawn of the Dead sledgehammer used in the 1978 George Romero classic horror film. This Dawn of the Dead sledgehammer movie prop was the main weapon used by Taso Stavrakis who played the biker aptly named, Sledge. Due to the film’s ti...

Beetlejuice Sandworm Puppet Movie Prop Display

A themed display for an original stop motion Beetlejuice sandworm puppet. Here at TSD some of our favorite movie prop displays to create are the themed ones where get to recreate a scene from the movie. We all love the Tim Burton classic and we had a...

Drag Me to Hell Mrs. Ganush Puppet Display

A custom display for a screen used Drag Me to Hell Mrs. Ganush puppet from the 2009 film. In the film Drag Me to Hell, Mrs. Ganush is an elderly gypsy who places a curse on the film’s protagonist using a cursed button. Our client had this very real...

Display of one of the Men in Black 2 Worm Aliens

A custom display and restoration of one of the Men in Black 2 Worm aliens. To create the rowdy group of worm aliens several types of puppets were created by Rick Baker’s Cinovation Studios, depending on what each scene called for. This movie prop p...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Costume Restoration

A complete restoration of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie costume from the collection of Ninja Turtles’ creator Kevin Eastman. Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Ninja turtles, contacted us about conserving an original Leonardo Teenage Mutant Ninj...
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