Art Asylum has posted up news that Thomas Sasser, model maker and sculptor for the Diamond Select Toys Star Trek electronic starships, has passed away at the age of 51. Here’s what they posted:
Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum are saddened to let everyone know that Thomas Sasser passed away last week. A professional model maker and consultant, Thomas had been one of the creative minds behind the Starship Legends toy line for the past decade.
Art Asylum first started to work with Thomas back in 2005 on the Classic Enterprise, and Thomashad worked on every single Diamond Select Toys electronic starship since then in some capacity. His last job for DST was painting and creating the printed details for this year’s SDCC exclusive ship, the USS Defiant.
Thomas’s talent, as well as his extensive knowledge of ships from the Star Trek universe, was invaluable. He will be missed both professionally and personally, and our thoughts are with his family.
The staff at Toyark would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Sasser.