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!  

get your own Weequay here : https://regalrobot.com/shop/star-wars/starwars-busts-statues-collectibles/weequay-concept-maquette-replica/

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

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

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EXPERIENCE TOM SPINA DESIGNS HERE:

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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!  

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

EXPERIENCE TOM SPINA DESIGNS HERE:
www.tomspinadesigns.com

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!  

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

EXPERIENCE TOM SPINA DESIGNS HERE:

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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!

CHECK OUT EVERYTHING REGAL ROBOT HERE : https://regalrobot.com

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

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

7 DAYS OF DENGAR – DAY 2 – TOM SPINA And NICK MALEY – TOUCHED BY DENGAR

It’s DAY 2 of our week long 7 Days of Dengar series and you all know we’ve been touched by Dengar, but what about someone who actually touched Dengar?  That’s right, today we welcome back our friends, Regal Robot’s Tom Spina and the man who put the scar on Dengar, Nick Maley!  Hear Tom identify every single piece of Dengar armor and learn from Nick just what it was like to place that infamous wound on Dengar! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll stock up on your toilet paper supply!  It’s day 2 of 7 Days of Dengar!  celebrate the love and listen today!  

FOLLOW NICK’S STARNET EVENTS:
www.facebook.com/groups/iNetEvents/
THAT YODA GUY MUSEUM:
www.facebook.com/The-Yoda-Guy-Mov…295303327163046/
NICK’S BOOK:
www.amazon.com/Do-Not-Outlook-Ac…ams/dp/1949177076

CHECK OUT TOM’S AMAZING STUFF:
regalrobot.com
www.tomspinadesigns.com

Episode 264 – Holo-Chess Monster Mania with Tom Spina!

The Dejarik or Holo-Chess game scene is classic Star Wars.  It’s a hologram of a tiny little monster fight strategy game played between a giant hairy creature and a gold robot.   Classic Star Wars.   The scene has lived in the hearts and imagination of fans for years but we need to know what it’s all about, how it happened and who each monster is.   There’s only one person who could join us on this quest and that’s our friend from Regal Robot’s TOM SPINA.   Join us as Tom explains it all and tells us all about Regal Robot’s new and amazing replicas of the original monsters.  This is an episode that will tell you absolutely EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about the amazing Dejarik monsters and so much more.   Who is Hunk and what about the mysterious duo of Scrimp and Bulbous!!  Listen and find out!!  

So, get Phil Tippet’s lizard and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

CHECK OUT TOM’S AMAZING STUFF:

www.regalrobot.com

www.tomspinadesigns.com

Episode 243 – The Noses of Star Wars with TOM SPINA!

The time has finally come for us to talk about one of the most important topics ever : THE NOSES OF STAR WARS!  Yes, we are taking a beyond in depth look at the nasal cavities of the original trilogy & WHO KNOWS WHAT WE FIND IN THERE?! But we can’t do it alone, so with us on this quest into the unknown is friend of the show and resident wizard at Regal Robot and Tom Spina Designs, the one and only Tom Spina. Join us as we ask questions like : Was Chewbacca’s nose soft? Is the Toadstool Terror a giant nose? And why is Darth Vader’s nose so interesting? Together we go deeper into the noses of the galaxy far far away then anyone has before! LISTEN TODAY AND CELEBRATE THE LOVE!

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www.regalrobot.com
www.tomspinadesigns.com

Episode 231 – Mos Eisley Cantinarcheology with TOM SPINA!

Because we all can’t be at Star Wars Celebration this year, we’re bringing one of our favorite things from Celebration to YOU, our friend and Regal Robot head wizard, Tom Spina’s amazing SECRETS OF THE CANTINA panel! Join as Tom delights us with hot breaking news topics like : Mos Eisley bar taxidermy, “Is That a Fish?”, The Rick Baker influence, George Lucas sitting on things, lost Greedo footage, who made what masks and so much more!! Plus, Tom shares memories from his Celebration history and he has some very exciting Regal Robot news on upcoming products that sound just right! So talk about your feelings, listen today and celebrate the love!

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regalrobot.com
www.tomspinadesigns.com

Cry along with Godley and Creme: https://youtu.be/ypMnBuvP5kA