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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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A cool spot if you're a fan of the movies

Great art and collectibles from the movies - definitely a unique shop amongst all the usual jewelry stores!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great art and collectibles from the movies - definitely a unique shop amongst all the usual jewelry stores!

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This exhibit not only covers Star Wars, it is a great homage to movie making. My son is a Star Wars fan, I am a bit of a fan too. We went to the museum that has a lot of memorabilia and had a chat with the Yoda Guy, a very interesting person. I was really surprised to see other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My husband enjoyed seeing all the star wars movie paraphernalia but the place is small and if you want to see the truly unique pieces you have to spend 40 dollars in the store. If you are fan go and have a look but if you arent you can skip this place.

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

I'm sorry to say that this review is both inaccurate and uncharitable. UNCHARITABLE because the writer makes no mention of the fact that we are a NON PROFIT FOUNDATION trying to inspire children to live exceptional lives and actively reduces our ability to do that by telling people not to visit us. UNTRUE because she says "if you want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As we walked through the town, we spotted the shop and decided to stop in. The power was out, and it felt like it was 110 degrees in the shade! Then, suddenly, everything got very, very cool. We saw Nick, sitting quietly at his computer, editing some videos. He greeted us warmly and told us that they call him "the... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was so excited to come to this spot - I'm a huge Star Wars fan and it really was just amazing seeing so many props from my favorite movie... That Yoda Guy was so nice and welcoming - I absolutely will go back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

So we saw this on the places to visit, thinking a store where you buy Star Wars crap... so wrong! The man who created Yoda's character and other works on the Star Wars films actually lives in St Thomas and has tons of set pictures and other memorabilia for sale and to look at . It's nothing fancy, but being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I hadn't heard of the Yoda Guy until my wife introduced me to him. It was a pleasurable experience talking and learning about what technology was used and available at the time to bring the character to life! It was also cool to see the old photos and behind the scenes pictures that went in to the creation of one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a pretty cool, dorky, place to check out and you'd expected to see something like this at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, but no, it's here in St. Maarten and the collection is an impressive one. All kinds of stuff from the movie and I didn't really bother to post any pictures, because you can see everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I discovered this place on TripAdvisor before we left for a cruise and knew we should see it. We enjoyed it! There is quite a collection of Star Wars memorabilia, and the chance to meet and hear from one of the original designers of Yoda was a neat experience. We bought a print from him, which he autographed and then... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I brought two teenage girls to this museum. They've never seen Star Wars, but I'd heard this was a great place. It's not really a "museum." More like a hallway in a shop that has some movie props/exhibits. I would have rated it less but for the owner going out of his way to speak to the girls about not... More 

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Address: Address: 19a Front Street | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: 1 721 542 4009
Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Philipsburg

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