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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-542-4009
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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 Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum owners gave us a wonderfully personal tour with fascinating insights into Star Wars and dozens of other movies. We even purchased a print directly from the Yoda Guy (Nick Maley) that he graciously personalized for us with an inscription.

Thank Matt Z
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YodaGuy, Owner at Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

See you again next time

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little museum that we visited on our cruise in June with our 10 year old daughter who is a big fan of the latest movies. She liked the exhibits but was too young and lacked the attention span to read through all the notes,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was awesome. The owner Nick is very knowledgeable and wants to answer your questions! Cool behind the scenes information on several movies!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of the Star Wars franchise this is a must see. I took my 11 year old son and he was absolutely entranced by the museum. The exhibits were great as was the price of the museum. Highly recommended. Cannot thank...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

My husband and I experienced this location while on our honeymoon on Celebrity Equinox. It just so happened the Disney ship was also in port so there was a bit of a crowd. This is a great experience for all Star Wars and film fans....More

Thank Amanda A
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped by while on a 9 day cruise. If you like Star Wars than you definitely need to check this out. Nick, who owns the shop and who helped create Yoda, was there during our visit. A very nice guy and...More

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YodaGuy, Owner at Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2018

You are welcome. See you next time

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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We had no idea this place existed this we went on a Carnival Cruise and heard about it at the shopping show. My husband has Yoda tattooed on his arm and meeting Nick and seeing the props from the movie was amazing. Nick was super...More

Thank Beannie333
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Full of authentic parts from several Star Wars and other movies. Nick Maley was great to meet. Would recommend going to the movie exhibit for any movie buff. #900

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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Was on a trip in the Caribbean with my girlfriend and found this place.. Absolutely loved it! Go check it out!

Thank Magnus P
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

If your into Star Wars and in Phillipsburg St. Marteen don't miss meeting Nick Maley the designer of Yoda at his museum on Front street. He has many items from the original movies. When I was there I got my Son a signed lithograph of...More

Thank Scott C
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ssbeagle
June 1, 2018|
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Response from Shelli D | Reviewed this property |
Do not exactly remember how to get there as it has been quite a few months but we did walk from the cruise pier. Believe it was one street past the beach boardwalk. I am not good with walking a lot so I know it was not too... More
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Vickie G
February 18, 2018|
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Response from Matt H | Reviewed this property |
Possibly. We visited on Christmas Day 2017 and got to meet Nick and his wife. It was a great visit.
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February 4, 2018|
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Response from MotherGrimm | Reviewed this property |
No - just buy them there
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