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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

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Address: 19a Front Street | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: 1 721 542 4009
Description: 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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exciting for any age sci fi fan

We go there every time we are in St. Martin. Nick makes each person feel welcome. He is very personable and interesting to listen to. Really enjoy each visit and come home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Lynda P
Washington Township, New Jersey
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Washington Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We go there every time we are in St. Martin. Nick makes each person feel welcome. He is very personable and interesting to listen to. Really enjoy each visit and come home with more information each time we go. He seems sincerely happy to interact with people. The more questions asked, the more he seems to enjoy you. Looking forward... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed visiting the museum because we are fans of Star Wars & Krull & movies in general. There are lots of scripts, videos & a few props to view. The museum is not very large so you need to read all of the info. & watch the videos to make it worthwhile. We payed $10 each for access. The... More 

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Loved this exhibit! If you enjoyed Star Wars, Superman, Alien and others this is not to be missed. Nick, the creator of Yoda, was there, and we really enjoyed talking with him! So much fun and a wonderful way to pass some time. Thanks again Nick!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

we stopped in to look around and ended up buying a picture of Yoda for our Grandson. Nick and his wife were there and we got the picture signed to our Grandson. We then got yo tour the museum. The Star Wars Memorabilia was great, but I loved seeing the Maltese Falcon. If you buy something you get to tour... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stopped at the Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit on 02/21/2015. A very entertaining experience for all sci-fi fans! Got to meet Nick in person and he graciously personalized a purchased print with his autograph.

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was on a cruise to St.Marteen and i brought along with me a Pez dispenser in the shape of Yoda. I asked Nick to autograph for me and with out hesitantion he signed it. Every time i visit St.Marteen i visit the Yoda guy and i will always visit him. It is always a pleasure to see the Star... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My boys had so much fun! As huge Star Wars fans, this was a real treat and Nick Maley was super personable and did a fantastic job of talking to our boys about being more than average and to follow their dreams. Definitely worth stopping by and seeing all of the memorabilia Nick has to look at! Even purchased some... More 

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Jamesville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We found this gem walking around Front street. A must see for any Star Wars fan! Fantastic that Nick was right there to answer questions and autographed an original piece. We will definitely visit again on our next trip to St. Maarten!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Strictly for Star Wars fans or extreme movie memorabilia fans. Small exhibit. Ten dollars. Best part was life masks of various celebrities and historical figures. There is stuff to read; don't skip it because you will be through the exhibits in ten minutes.

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

This reviewer displays much courage and strength of purpose to set his opinion against the 440 others who gave us mostly five stars. I'm really sorry that he felt he had to read something and listen to the DVDs that explain what he was looking at. I guess this visitor came looking for something flashy and all we have are... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I stumbled on this place while walking down Front Street back to my ship....It was a great find. I would like to spend more time going through the exhibit next time..

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