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Address: Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: +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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Star Wars - and movie fans - this is a must do. Maaaan i stood next to han solo in carbonite, had a picture taken next to an animatronic yoda, glanced over a neurolizer.... where... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Star Wars - and movie fans - this is a must do. Maaaan i stood next to han solo in carbonite, had a picture taken next to an animatronic yoda, glanced over a neurolizer.... where in the world can you do all that ? We were lucky enough to visit when Nick, the owner was there and had a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to this movie exhibit multiple times and enjoy it every time we go!! It is a must see if you are a Star Wars or movie fan!! We have met and talked to Nick many times as every time we have been there he has come in shortly after us! The scripts and pictures from the movies... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we found the shop information while on the cruise ship, we knew we had to visit. Nick's shop is awesome, you wouldn't think to find a place like this in St Maarten. All the scripts and pictures from ALL the films Nick has worked on are just unbelievable. Nick Maley himself is so charming and friendly, he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we didn't know what to expect not the normal thing you would see in the Caribbean but made a nice change lots of stuff to see and take pictures of also got to chat with the yoda guy so that was great as I had lots of questions also lots of signed stuff to buy if I had room... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

May the Force guide you here….. Our visit to Yoda Guy Movie exhibit was ephemeral but memorable. Nick Maley and his wife Gloria are very welcoming, down to earth and wonderful hosts. Their air-conditioned shop is located right on Front Street. Don’t let the name “Yoda Guy” fool you – this exhibit transcends Star Wars, offering a rare “behind the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Philipsburg on a recent cruise to St. Maarten. We had heard about they Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit and we decided to stop in. The museum is quite interesting if you are a Star Wars fan or if you are interested in Hollywood makeup and effects in general. The Museum is not large, but it has some interesting memorabilia.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the whole place to ourselves, which was awesome. A modest fee allows you to see all the cool stuff in the back and take some great pictures. A great treat to meet Nick Maley.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must for Star Wars fans. It isnt a huge museum but if you are a Star Wars or even a fan of SPX you can spend about an hour in here reading the descriptions of everything and watching the movies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a sweet treat for us Star Wars fans this was a great opportunity to meet Nick Maley himself and ask questions and see the museum of wonderful movie memorabilia even got a personally signed photo and a great selfie. The visit here is worth it if you love his make up artist work for Star Wars, Men In Black,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea this museum even existed, so when we arrived in St. Marteen, and strolled down Front Street I was surprised and tremendously excited! And my excitement did not diminish once I got inside the museum. Nick Maley has an extensive collection of movie memorabilia, and any movie fan or enthusiast will find this place exciting - even... More 

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