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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-542-4009
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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Tour in St Maarten
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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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Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nick, the Yoda Guy himself, was so nice. He was giving pep talks to the kids and was really nice to everyone. He has some really cool and unique stuff to look at and buy if you're a Star Wars fan.

Thank Ellen28
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is such a little unexpected gem in St Maarten. Especially for those Star Wars fans, this is a must. We were able to get out of the heat for a moment and relish in some cool Star Wars paraphernalia. Definitely check it out.

Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We just stopped in the store to review the items for sale and were surprised to find Nick and his wife there, chatting up the customers. They were both very nice, and Nick had some interesting stories to tell. We did not tour the museum,...More

Thank TheTravellinDan
Reviewed 6 days ago

I did not expect to met one of the creators/designers of Joda when I woke up in Philipsberg, St Maarten. Avoid the water taxi and walk the short distance to the town centre and on Front Street you will pass this niche attraction. Its free...More

Thank Stuart_Away_Again
YodaGuy, Owner at Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

See you when you come back to us

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you dig Star Wars, along with other effects-based movies, this place is worth a walk-through. Cool videos and memorabilia. The owner was there and answered our questions and was a really nice guy.

Thank ElieDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The proprietor here has worked on dozens of movies and had a hand in creating characters for Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Men in Black and many others. He had a hand in creating YODA and many of his creations are on display in a...More

Thank shasta2088
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nick and his wife are amazing hosts. They are approachable. No question is wrong. They have done an amazing job of carving out a little museum in the heart of downtown. We made it our first stop on our tour of the island. The memorabilia...More

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didi not expect such a place in Carribean...For a great Star Wars Fan it was for me sentimental journey to 1977 when movie was born...Nick is very friendly and it is worth to listen to all his comments you will never heard about Star Wars...More

Thank VaderHAYA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've stopped before on our excursions, but this was the first time doing the tour. As a family of Star Wars/sci-fi geeks, this hit the perfect sweet spot of "cool and awe." The behind the scenes from so many familiar movies (not just Star Wars)...More

Thank Christian H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is truly a "don't miss" for not just Star Wars fans but fans of movies in general. The building is packed end to end with memorabilia of all types from scripts, to masks to facial castings of stars. You could spend hours here. The...More

Thank Grendyl
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18 November 2016|
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Response from YodaGuy | Property representative |
On weekdays when a ship is in 9.30 am - 5.00 pm On Saturdays usually 10.30-4.00 On Sundays only occasionally open 10.30-4.00
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GrumpyandtheOldLady
1 October 2016|
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Response from YodaGuy | Property representative |
The charge on Viator includes their commission But it more or less evens out across the board. Entance into the shop area is free and the fee is for the museum
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Labpyra
17 August 2016|
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Response from Joelzr1 | Reviewed this property |
I have visited that Yoda Guy several times and it has always been open. Don't hesitate to speak with Nick and his wife, they are very friendly and engaging. He has a lot of funny stories about Hollywood and some of the... More
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