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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

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Address: Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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+1 721-542-4009

The Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, nestled amongst Front Street's duty free...

The Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, nestled amongst Front Street's duty free jewelry stores, is possibly the most surprising enterprise in the Caribbean. Who would expect to find Darth Vader, Pinhead from HELLRAISER and Riddley Scott's ALIEN in St Maarten? But this unprecedented showcase has that and a whole lot more. There are displays that span six decades of movie making, relics from THE TERMINATOR, MEN IN BLACK and even THE MALTISE FALCAN. There's also an incredible collection of lifecasts, the actual faces of Hollywood stars, From Bogart & Brando, though Sean Connery & Jack Nicholson to Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolle. The collection is extended to include famous historical figures too… the actual faces of Abraham Lincoln, (cast 3 months before his assassination), Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, (cast in. 1778 and 1783 respectively by french sculptor Jean Antoine Houden), and death masks of both Oliver Cromwell, (1658) and Vladimir Lenin (1924). The Exhibit is the brainchild of Hollywood creature effects wizard Nick Maley, known as "that Yoda Guy" for his contribution to the creation of Yoda for the STAR WARS sagas. If you don't know who Nick is, just google his name. He made over 50 movies, including SUPERMAN, HIGHLANDER, KRULL & LIFEFORCE, worked with Hollywood legends like Sean Connery, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford, (you will see them all in the exhibit), was featured in CINEMAX and HBO specials, won a place in THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS and was nominated for an EMMY. Nick shares his professional perspective on the making of famous movies via DVD and, if you are lucky enough to find him there, he will dedicate purchases from the Yoda Guy Shop and do photos with customers. The Shop sells signed movie memorabilia, posters, antique STAR WARS comics, behind the scene photos and storyboards… unique autographed slices of STAR WARS history that become a legacy to pass on through the family. There's also Nick's celebrated Caribbean artwork, (exhibited in galleries in 18 countries and toured the world with UNESCO. Nick and his wife Gloria have created the Yoda Guy Movie Museum Foundation, a not for profit group to oversee the Exhibit's development. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to support the museum and visit a STAR WARS celebrity. It is recommended on all major cruise lines as a MUST SEE for art and movie fans.

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Best part off the trip!

Had so much fun chatting with an amazing talent and inspiring person. The exhibit was great and full of insider info into more than just star wars, but there's a lot of star wars... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had so much fun chatting with an amazing talent and inspiring person. The exhibit was great and full of insider info into more than just star wars, but there's a lot of star wars which had the fan boy in me geeking out hard core! Will plan our next vacation to get a chance to come back!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fresh breeze in Philipsburg! When you're tired of the beach, cruise passenders and all the junk on Front/Back-street. It was nice to come in and see this little museeum. A personal look into a collectors hobby and life. Some nifty trivia about movies, cool props, an insight into another persons life and frankly a quite charming little place! I liked... More 

Thank Henrik C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every movie buff and Star Wars fan will love this! You even get to meet the Yoda Guy himself! There is plenty of movie memorabilia also from Alien & Terminator among others. A splendid mix of art prints and exhibits on showcase. Recommended.

Thank raycarter8896
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not just for Star Wars fans, this place was unusual, friendly and incredibly interesting. Some lovely original artwork and prints, including some from film and some of Nick's local caribbean scenes which are great. An unexpected highlight of our holiday! People of all ages would find something interesting here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here numerous times on various stops this place a must stop for any Star Wars fan plenty of very cool thing you won't see anywhere else

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in St Maarten on a cruise. We have been several times, but love the shopping and the safety of walking around here. As it was just before Christmas we stopped in looking for a couple of gifts for the hard to buy in our family. That Yoda Guy was in the shop, and we were able to pick... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a quick stop in and were impressed with so many movie props from the Star Wars franchise. This is a must see for any Star Wars fan.

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YodaGuy, Owner at Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, responded to this review

I wonder if Jim is confused. How can the museum be 3 stars (average) if he describes it as a "must see." I realize he "made a quick stop" so he didn't get the full value of our insider stories on DVD and holograms. Some visitors stay over 2 hours. There is a reason why we have over 550 five... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been by several times. I love the place. The movies set models and artwork are amazing. Displays from several science fiction movies are inside

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this museum twice over the past couple of years (summer of '15 and recently, December 2016). Nick was very warm and very kind to speak with, and his knowledge of all of the films. The paid tour was worth the admission fee and is chock full of items worth exploring as a Star Wars fan. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second visit to the exhibit and we were just as impressed. the amount of movies that he was involved in is very impressive. He has worked on several of my favorite movies.

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