Interview with Regal Robot founder, Tom Spina, on

Jul 12th 2017
star wars alien masks for super bowl commercial
Tom hides among aliens sculpted by his team at Tom Spina Designs

Regal Robot founder, Tom Spina, interviewed on!

The official Star Wars™ website’s posted a lengthy and in depth interview with our company founder called, “How Tom Spina and Regal Robot are Bringing Star Wars Home.”  Tom talks about the inspiration that led to the creation of Regal Robot, and digs into his team at Tom Spina Design’s work restoring original movie props, recreating Star Wars aliens for commercials and more.

Some notable excerpts:

On the original Han Solo™ Carbonite Desk that inspired it all – “…we had a Grammy Award-winning musician [Mark Hall] ask us to make him a cool desk that he could then auction for charity, and he brought up the idea of doing something Star Wars. We went through a whole bunch of different ideas and designs with him and when the idea of Han Solo in carbonite came up, we mocked it up and immediately went, ‘Well, that’s cool! We have to make that.'”

On making trips to Lucasfilm and the Lucasfilm Archives – “‘Oh no, I have to go to the archives again. Oh no!’ Said no one ever.”

On restoring the original Muftak costume from Star Wars – “He was in real need, both inside and out, when it got here. He was covered in years of dust from having been in Rick Baker’s shop for so long. When we got him here, we shampooed him…twice. We vacuumed him. We did all of this work to restore that thing, and at the end of it, there he is! He came to us in a heap and left proud.”

Want to know more?  You can read the whole interview at today!


Star Wars Muftak alien prop
The Tom Spina Designs crew stands with the fully restored Muftak costume
Han Solo Empire Strikes Back prop
Regal Robot is proud to present a reimagined version of one of our most popular designs, the new Han Solo™ Carbonite Desk
Star Wars tshirt gun with Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker
Mark Hamill fires a Star Wars inspired T-shirt canon created for Lucasfilm by Tom Spina Designs.
Star Wars Cantina Band Aliens
a pair of cantina band Bith aliens hang out on set during shooting at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

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