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.  

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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

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VAN HALEN 1984 SERIES – HOT FOR TEACHER

Our insane Van Halen 1984 project with Regal Robot’s Tom Spina continues as this time we examine the classic track, HOT FOR TEACHER in 19 minutes and 84 seconds!  Joining us on this incredible feat is Lucasfilm creative art manager, author and Van Halen fan PHIL SZOSTAK!  Listen as we wonder how this song is even possible and wonder if there is time travel happening in the iconic video!   You may think the clock is slow, but it only goes to 19 minutes and 84 seconds!   Listen today!

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Tom Spina in conversation with PHIL TIPPETT, DENNIS MUREN And JON BERG

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!  

check out the original video here : https://youtu.be/Ml5nUwLpOPg

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BLAST POINTS PRESENTS – A Conversation With Tom Spina And Ken Ralston!

In this new edition of BLAST POINTS PRESENTS, we are happy to share the audio version of a recent conversation “our friend and frequent guest”  Tom Spina from Tom Spina Designs and Regal Robot had with multi-Oscar winning Vis. FX Supervisor Ken Ralston!  They’re talking about Ken’s incredible career, his visionary creature contributions to RETURN OF THE JEDI and more!  We all know and love the maquettes from From Star Wars To Jedi and Classic Creatures and Ken sculpted a handful of those AND now Regal Robot has just released their replica of the Weequay maquette that Ken created.  So check out this awesome chat with Tom and Ken!  

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watch the original video here : https://youtu.be/KWuSrbUeC0Q

and here : https://youtu.be/JHJaRMV1wnk

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Episode 329 – Designing Galaxy’s Edge with ERIC BAKER (featuring TOM SPINA)

When we finally got to visit Galaxy’s Edge last May, our minds were blown and we had to know one thing – who in the world was responsible for the little amazing details all over Batuu?  Join us as along with Tom Spina,  we get all the answers with former creative director with Walt Disney Imagineering, Eric Baker.  Eric and his crew were in charge of all beautiful, detailed props and set dressings for both Galaxy’s Edge locations and the story on how it came to be and how it was pulled off is INSANE.  Plus: talk of that certain Star Wars aesthetic AND what does a special edition musical instrument have to do with an old Kenner mail away figure backpack?   

VAN HALEN 1984 SERIES 2 – JUMP

Our outrageous VAN HALEN 1984 side series continues as with Tom “Regal Robot” Spina we dissect each song on the album for 19 minutes and 84 seconds! It’s the second episode so it’s about the second song, the all-time classic JUMP! We’re talking the amazing video, the synths, the guitar, the lyrics, why it’s such a classic and much, much more. LISTEN TODAY ANYWHERE PODCASTS ARE!!

VAN HALEN 1984 SERIES 1 – TITLE TRACK

It’s the start of a new outrageous side series as along with Tom “Regal Robot” Spina, we dissect each song on VAN HALEN’s 1984 album for 19 minutes and 84 seconds!  It’s a concept so insane only Blast Points & Spina could pull it off!   Join us in this kickoff episode talking all about the instrumental first title track, giant beach balls, synthesizers, MTV and much more!  LISTEN TODAY ANYWHERE PODCASTS ARE!  

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Episode 323 – The Creatures Of Jabba’s Palace With TOM SPINA

On Sunday, May 29th 2022, Blast Points with Tom Spina, Amy Ratcliffe and Kirk Thatcher (and his captain’s hat) changed the world at Star Wars Celebration with the legendary Creatures of Return of the Jedi panel.   Now for all of you that weren’t there, we’ve teamed up with Tom once again to deliver a special super expanded version of everything we talked about in Anaheim and so much more!   Join us as we talk the “dare to be weird” creatures of Jabba’s Palace by going over EVERY ONE OF THEM!!  And we even go over some that were NOT in the film!  Did someone say LIGHTMAN?!?  

So, get out your book of hair, listen today and celebrate the love!  

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Episode 312 – Tom Spina And The Celebration Q&A!

It’s almost Celebration time and that means it’s the right time to check in with our friend TOM SPINA and hear all about the amazing stuff Regal Robot has planned AND the inside info on our CREATURES OF RETURN OF THE JEDI panel!   And if all that wasn’t exciting enough, we’ve got an incredible round of listener submitted questions for Tom and us!!   Van Halen! Sandwiches! Aliens in pants!  Light Man!  AND SO MUCH MORE!  

So, drive 55 all the way to Anaheim, listen today and celebrate the love!

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SPACE COWBOY DR. PEPPER COMMERCIAL : https://youtu.be/jhOPF3oSK1I

THE BILLY OCEAN VIDEO WITH TONS OF ALIENS : https://youtu.be/tyrowWnlNnQ