This week we are thrilled to be joined once again by our friend Regal Robot’s Tom Spina as we talk all things RANCOR! Tom’s got a very extra special big announcement and after that we are discussing how the Rancor was designed, Lucas’ wish for a big monster in a pit, the man in a suit version and how the final rod puppet we see on screen is total movie magic. It’s a monster of an episode so get skeet surfing, celebrate the love and listen today!
Pick up your Rancor signature edition and the extra special LEGACY edition on Tuesday 11/14 ! See all the details here:
We’ve talked about the creatures of Return of the Jedi but now the time has come to talk about the creators of the creatures! They’re the aliens of Jabba’s Palace that we’ve loved for 40 years but who designed them? Listen as we are joined once again by Regal Robot and Tom Spina Design’s Tom Spina to uncover the facts on who made who and what were they thinking? Which ones are Phil Tippett monsters and which ones are Chris Walas? Who made Yakface and how do you say Boushh?
In this new edition of BLAST POINTS PRESENTS, we are happy to share the audio version of a conversation “our friend and frequent guest” Tom Spina from Tom Spina Designs and Regal Robot had with the legend that is PHIL TIPPETT! Join them as they talk about creativity, inspiration, stop motion, Mad God, Tauntaun heads, Starship Troopers, Howard the Duck and more!
In this new edition of BLAST POINTS PRESENTS, we are happy to share the audio version of a conversation “our friend and frequent guest” Tom Spina from Tom Spina Designs and Regal Robot had with the group of legends that is PHIL TIPPETT, DENNIS MUREN and JON BERG! It was originally recorded in April of 2021 and a video cut with only the Star Wars related content was released with the debut of the (now sold out) holochess replicas produced by Regal Robot.
It’s a fascinating chat with some amazing moments and we are thrilled to present this for all of you to hear!