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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

19a Front Street | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
1 721 542 4009
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Crowthorne, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Quite a small shop pity you have to pay to visit the small museum. Some interesting signed Star Wars memorabilia

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Vancouver, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We were staying with Nick and his wife at one of their studios at Mt. Vernon and as such, we received free entry; we even received a drive in with him in the morning. Such an amazing guy, glad we were able to meet him and his wife. My husband is a HUGE Star Wars fan and it was so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We got to meet the guy behind it all! I was in quite awe- being that I haven't really followed Star Wars

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nick Malely has put a wonderful exhibition and when he is on site he loves to talk to and engage visitors in all sorts of fun conversation.

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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What a great museum - my kids LOVE star wars so this was an awesome unexpected find in the island! we had a great time, the owners are amazing, so friendly and informative! its a MUST visit if you love this stuff!

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This should be recommended to any Original Star Wars fan. To see the Yoda Guy in person for a die-hard fan would be very exciting. When I went there 'The Yoda Guy' (Nick Maley) was there but it was quite busy and he was talking to the visitors who had come to see him and his exhibits. The Lady on... More

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Bonaire, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We always make a point to go visit when in St Martin. Nick has some amazing memorabilia and stories. His artwork is outstanding. We own several pieces and will definitely add more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Was an interesting little tour. Took us a while to find it. Nice to see all the Memorabilia of Star Wars along with lots of other stuff

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

As somebody who remembers waiting in line to see Star Wars and a huge fan of the movies, and Yoda in particular, there was NO way I was going to visit St. Martin and not stop here during a cruise port visit. The place can be a little tricky to find. It is not located on the beach front, but... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you are a Star Wars fan you have to go here. Great memorabilia and pictures. Autographed prints are very reasonably priced and are great as gifts.

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