Episode 390 – WampaMania with TOM SPINA 

It’s total Wampa madness as we are joined once again by Regal Robot’s Tom Spina discussing the literal ins and outs of “that snow creature”.   Regal Robot has got an amazing Wampa coming out and we’re celebrating by talking for an hour about Tampa feet, Wampa eyes, Wampa spit, Wampa teeth, the Wampa licking things … you get the idea.  It’s always a great time when we’re joined by Tom and you add Wampa to that formula and you’ve got Wampa gold!


So, get out the salt, celebrate the love and listen today!  

Episode 380 – RancorMania with TOM SPINA

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:

www.regalrobot.com/custom-star-wars-busts-statues/

explore everything Regal Robot here:

www.regalrobot.com

EXPERIENCE TOM SPINA DESIGNS HERE: www.tomspinadesigns.com

cool video of behind the scenes Rancor action : https://youtu.be/S4U2WQA0IeY?si=ve–ngX1mSLroUhF

Episode 367 – Prop Collecting Mania With TOM SPINA And GUS LOPEZ

Sure we all know about collecting Star Wars –  but there’s Star Wars Collecting and then there’s STAR WARS PROP COLLECTING!  It’s a wild world and this week we are joined by super collector and fandom legend GUS LOPEZ and by the third Blast Pointer, our friend and Regal Robot’s TOM SPINA as we explore all there is to know about collecting Star Wars props!  The Death Star!  Rodian hands!  Han’s jacket from ESB!  And yes, the shocking truth about MADINE’S BEARD!  It’s all in this super fun and informative episode!  

So stack up some Funko Pops on the couch, celebrate the love and listen today! 

Spend hours of your life exploring Gus’ amazing The Star Wars Collectors Archive here:

http://theswca.com

CHECK OUT ALL THE AMAZING STUFF REGAL ROBOT HAS GOING ON & JOIN THE EMAIL LIST HERE : www.regalrobot.com

EXPERIENCE TOM SPINA DESIGNS HERE: www.tomspinadesigns.com

TOM SPINA In Conversation With DAVE CARSON

In this edition of Blast Points Presents we are honored to share this seriously fun chat with our friend Regal Robot’s Tom Spina and ILM FX legend Dave Carson about his work sculpting Nien Nunb for Return of the Jedi and so much more.   From joining ILM during the end of Empire, designing some CLASSIC creatures from Return of the Jedi and the continuing question of what music was playing in the creature creation department! 

And don’t forget, Regal Robot’s insanely cool 40th anniversary edition Nien Nunb maquette is available this THURSDAY 6/25 for only 40 hours! 

SO, CHECK OUT ALL THE NEW SIGNATURE EDITION NIEN NUNB AND THE AMAZING STUFF REGAL ROBOT HAS GOING ON & JOIN THE EMAIL LIST HERE:

www.regalrobot.com

EXPERIENCE TOM SPINA DESIGNS HERE: 

www.tomspinadesigns.com

Episode 359 – The Human Jabba Controversy With TOM SPINA

This week it’s all about one of the greatest controversies in Star Wars history : HUMAN JABBA!  George Lucas claimed he always intended for Jabba to be a “large, loathsome creature”, but just how true is that?   Listen as we’re joined once again by Tom Spina and we explore all the evidence for and against this idea,   What about that mysterious art in From Star Wars to Jedi?  Who made it?  Was it even possible during the time of the original trilogy?  Who knows the truth, who’s lying and why did Han have fry poor Greedo like that?   We’re peeling back the layers of the mystery in this epic episode!  

So, get in your time machine, listen today and celebrate the love!  

CHECK OUT ALL THE AMAZING STUFF REGAL ROBOT HAS GOING ON & JOIN THE EMAIL LIST HERE : www.regalrobot.com

EXPERIENCE TOM SPINA DESIGNS HERE: www.tomspinadesigns.com

Check out the original article on The Secret History of Star Wars by Michael Kaminski

http://fd.noneinc.com/secrethistoryofstarwarscom/secrethistoryofstarwars.com/jabba.html

TOM SPINA In Conversation With JUDY ELKINS

In this edition of Blast Points Presents, we are honored to bring you a conversation with our friend Tom Spina and the incredible Judy Elkins.   Star Wars fans know Judy as the creator of some of our FAVORITE Return of the Jedi creatures like YAK FACE, YUZZUM, THE TOADSTOOL TERROR!!   Tom and Judy also talk about her amazing and inspiring story of getting into work at ILM through studying art and animation, her influences, what music she listened to at ILM and so much more!  Listen today! CHECK OUT THE NEW YAK FACE ARCHIVE COLLECTION BUST AND ALL THE AMAZING STUFF REGAL ROBOT HAS GOING ON & JOIN THE EMAIL LIST here : www.regalrobot.com

Tom Spina In Conversation With ROGER CHRISTIAN

In this edition of Blast Points Presents, we are honored to bring you a conversation with our friend TOM SPINA and ROGER CHRISTIAN! You may know Roger’s massive contribution to Star Wars for creating the lightsaber hilt and being a key figure in designing the “used universe” look that’s become just part of the galaxy far far away. Tom and Roger talk about life, work, design and everything in-between in this incredible chat!

Episode 343 – The Creature Creators of Jabba’s Palace with TOM SPINA

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? 

Listen today & celebrate the love!

TOM SPINA in conversation with CHRIS WALAS

In this edition of Blast Points Presents, we are honored to bring you a conversation with our friend TOM SPINA and VFX and monster legend CHRIS WALAS!  You may know Chris from some little stuff like RETURN OF THE JEDI, GREMLINS, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, THE FLY and so much more.  Listen as Tom and Chris talk about life, work, design and everything in-between in this incredible chat.  

CHECK OUT ALL THE AMAZING STUFF REGAL ROBOT HAS GOING ON & JOIN THE EMAIL LIST here : www.regalrobot.com

EXPERIENCE TOM SPINA DESIGNS HERE: www.tomspinadesigns.com

TOM SPINA In Conversation With PHIL TIPPETT

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!      

Check out the original video here : https://youtu.be/hJHu0P-nXgY

CHECK OUT ALL THE AMAZING STUFF REGAL ROBOT HAS GOING ON & JOIN THE EMAIL LIST here : www.regalrobot.com

EXPERIENCE TOM SPINA DESIGNS HERE: www.tomspinadesigns.com