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  • Closed Through The Easter Long Weekend

    Just a short note to remind everyone that Thomas FX will be CLOSED through the Easter long weekend. We will reopen for business Tuesday at 8:00 am.

    As always, Emergency Service will be available for film industry professionals ONLY throughout the weekend. You know who you are, and you know how to reach us for Emergency Service. 

    Betty Thomas Quee, President & Board Chair of the Thomas FX Group, would like to thank everyone, on behalf of the entire crew at Thomas FX, for your orders and continued loyalty. 

    This has been a busy year so far and we are all looking forward to this long weekend break.

    Happy Easter everyone!

  • Easter Display Blowout Sale | Thomas FX

    It is almost Easter and Thomas FX is blowing out all of its Spring & Easter display merchandise at prices that are dramatically below cost.

    These items are the remnants of a number of containers that we brought in a couple of years ago for our US retail display customers and are of a very high quality.

    Unfortunately, we need the warehouse space for other merchandise and are blowing these display products out well below our cost. 

    Order online in the Closeout Specials portion of our website, or drop by our North Vancouver store and carry away armloads of unique quality products at extreme discounts.

    We still have lots of Easter Bunnies, hanging carrots, carrot condos, plus oversize cloth and paper artificial flowers . . . all for sale at prices that cannot be matched.

    Make this Easter special . . . Drop in today.

  • Job Well Done Perry!

    Kudos go out to Perry Beckham for organizing the special effects evening to memorialize the 20'th anniversary of John Thomas' passing. 

    The evening was well done Perry, and also well attended by members of the Canadian film industry.

    It was amazing to look around the room and take in the presence of so many people, old friends and new ones too, who have contributed so much to film making in Canada. 

    Collectively, in the 46 years since John Thomas founded this company, Thomas FX alumni have been at the center of some of the world's most memorable film projects.

    A heartfelt thank you from Betty & John Quee, and the entire Thomas FX crew, for a job well done Perry. Kudos also to Stewart Bradley who helped Perry to pull everything together.

    That was an ambitious, somewhat risky, and  classy, thing to undertake guys.


  • R.I.P. - John Thomas - 1947 - 1994

    Saturday March 22, marks the 20-year anniversary of the death of company founder John Thomas.

    John left us at 5:50 pm, March 22, 1994 and was survived by his beloved wife Betty Thomas.

    Perry Beckham called to let us know he has arranged a commemorative gathering to mark the occasion.

    All of those in the film industry who knew and worked with John are welcome to attend and share your memories of him. 

    The event will take place at North Vancouver's Pinnacle Hotel, at the corner of Lonsdale and Esplanade starting at 5:00.

    According to Perry he has booked one of the hotel's meeting rooms. There is no set agenda and he is not sure who will turn up, or what the evening will look like. 

    Hats off to you Perry for remembering, and for still caring after all these years. 

    I am sure the spirit of John Thomas will be with us tomorrow, as it always is every day here at Thomas FX.

    "The Dream Lives On" 

  • Website Updates | Thomas FX

    We have been making quite a few changes to our website navigation lately, and more changes are on the way. 

    At Thomas FX we are constantly listening to customer feedback and looking for opportunities to enhance our customers' experience while visiting our website, and purchasing from our online store. 

    You will notice that all special effects equipment, new / used / rentals, has been consolidated under the new left navigation category Special Effects Equipment

    All of our contact lens categories have likewise been consolidated under the new left navigation category of Theatrical Contact Lenses

    The left navigation category of Visual Display has been eliminated and all products previously offered for sale under this category are now for sale under Closeout Specials .

    Likewise, Books Gear & Gak items are now also available only under closeout specials. The Books Gear & Gak left nav category has been eliminated. 

    A new sub category has been added to the Blood & Makeup FX category . . . Glow In The Dark Makeup

    All of these changes are designed to make it easier to find what you are looking for. 

    More changes and website upgrades will follow. . . . 

    Stay Tuned, and thank you for your continued loyalty and especially for your purchases.

  • Thomas FX Fake Snow | Huffington Post News

    Here is a link to view another feature story about the fabulous artificial snow patented and manufactured by Thomas FX.

    Again, catching up on a very busy year manufacturing and shipping our artificial SNO-FX to customers around the world we are astonished by the media coverage we have been receiving. 

    Thanks to the Huffington Post for noticing. We all work very hard at Thomas FX and appreciate your recognition. 

    Special thanks also West Vancouver's North Shore Outlook for breaking the story, to the Vancouver Sun for covering it, and also for a great photo, and to Justin Smallbridge of the Canadian Press for doing such a good job getting our message across in print and on video.


  • Artificial Snow Patents Granted | Thomas FX News

    The Canadian and US Patent Offices have granted patents for artificial snow manufacturing to Thomas FX.

    This story broke on Global TV's National News while Thomas FX was closed for its annual Christmas Holidays.

    The story also was run as a feature news story by the Vancouver Sun. 

    Since coming back from our Holidays we have been busier than "two beavers fighting over a toothpick" . . (sic "Canadian humor") . . . manufacturing and shipping orders of our, PATENTED, artificial snow product . .  SNO-FX! . . . around the country and around the world. 

    Our apologies for not keeping everyone up to date with the breaking news. There is a lot going on so stay tuned for more Breaking News.

  • Closed On Monday Feb 10

    Thomas FX will be closed on Monday February 10'th for BC Family Day.

    As usual, emergency service will be available during this long weekend for FILM INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS only.

    Happy Family Day everyone!

    See you next week.

  • Holiday Orders Have Been Shipped

    Our skeleton crew had a busy week.

    Now, we are pleased to report that all online orders received during the Holidays have been shipped.

    Thanks again for your patience and understanding as we took an extended break to recoup from our hectic 2013.


  • Skeleton Crew Now On The Job

    After a comfortable 3-week Holiday break, we have reopened for business. 

    Our skeleton crew hopes to hear from you soon.

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