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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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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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I visit museums around the world and have not encountered many like this. I love behind the scenes information about films and especially Star Wars. Nick Maley chatted with a few... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Eagan, Minnesota
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Eagan, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit museums around the world and have not encountered many like this. I love behind the scenes information about films and especially Star Wars. Nick Maley chatted with a few of us and had a great message for young people about following their dreams. The location was easy to find and it was even on our cruise ship shopping... More 

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Westbrook, Maine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stopped to see the Yoda guy a few times over the years. Every time, there are new things to see. We love getting art work from him from local artists as well. Great place to check out if you find your self near by

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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little spot if you're a fan. The "Yoda guy" Nick Maley is on site and is happy to answer any questions you have. His display is always growing, so he's adding new stuff all the time. For the price of admittance, you get a tour of all of his memorabilia. At the end of the tour,... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great pleasure to meet Nick. By way of a personal friend we were given a private tour and got to know Nick. He is a kind and thoughtful man. His personal insight on life and star wars are exceptional. The museum​ is a wonderful collection of art that appeals to all ages. He dedicated one of his... More 

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

We look forward to seeing you again next time. Nick More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a fan of Star Wars, The terminator, or Men in Black go to this exhibit. Nick and his wife Gloria are charming, gracious and welcoming. It is an amazing display. Well worth the time . I have visited That Yoda Guy 5 times and I look forward to the time when I can take my grandson.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was amazing to talk to the man behind yoda and many other SCI FI movies of my youth he was courteous and the stories were awesome

Thank Angel R
Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small exhibit, but being a fan of star wars and alien movies this was an amazing time! Didn't know this existed here but I was happy to spend the day here, especially when it was raining one of the days.

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Tampa FL
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Nick Marley, the creator of Yoda and many more movie characters was present and personally signed our souvenir map. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

If you're into Star Wars this place is a must. And, if you're not into Star Wars it's worth a visit anyway because it is a unique and interesting option when visiting St. Maarten. It is a nice break from the endless row of jewelry stores on Front Street and the local merchants who try non-stop to drag you inside.... More 

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Yoda Guy has a little place on the second floor, in the middle of Phillipsburg. There is a lot of interesting memorabilia and any Star Wars fan with geek out at seeing it. For a donation of $10 PP you can walk through a separate area with a great collection of original artwork, movie clips, costumes, props, etc... Please... More 

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