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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 11 attractions in Philipsburg
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Antwerp, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Having read all the reviews I would like to add that this is an attraction targeting a specific group of people - the Star Wars fans. If you are one of us, you will be satisfied. If you are not into sci-fi you are in for a dissapointment. Also, if you have small kids, they might be dissapointed too. The... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

If you are a fan of Sci-fi and behind the scenes this is prefect. He has videos of explanation and the staff is so nice. He has genuine props from his works. But there still I felt there was kinda blocking some parts where you can look in to the first part but then there was a back behind. Causing... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you are a geek or a nerd then you can freely roam around the store at will. Everywhere you turn there is a "oh wow" moment. I spent the most money on the trip here and it was all for ME! lol... awesome, awesome, awesome place to see.

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Naches, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We saw this on trip advisor and deciDed to give it a shot. Just a note. It is hard to find. A very small store front. It is all the way down front street towards the cruise ship terminal. That said we had a good time. It is a tiny exhibit of movie effects a makeup from one of the... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stopped by the Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit today. Nick was there, plotting his next adventure. He is a very enthusiastic man, open and friendly, quite easy to talk to. It's amazing to see his exhibits and the amount of pictures he has worked on, let alone his artwork! This is a must-see for any sci-fi buff, and an absolute Mecca... More

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Key West, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I am a Star Wars fanatic from way back when. I remember standing in the lines when (the original) sequels came out-hoping my friends, who saw the earlier matinee, wouldn't spill the beans. My husband falls into this category, too (that is why we are a perfect match.) We were traveling with extended family on a Princess cruise. I read... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Definitely worth taking a look and taking the tour through all his works of art and movie memorabilia.

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Orillia, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My children and I were pretty excited about seeing a Star Wars museum. However, we were fairly disappointed with the collection. It was quite expensive to walk through the "museum" which turned out to be 3 small rooms with few exhibits. Still, if you are a true Star Wars fan, this is really a must-see place, if only to say... More

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

I am fairly confused about a review that describes our exhibit as "Poor" "anticlimactic" and "a MUST SEE" in the span of 4 sentences. When we get the occasional negative review I always point out the 270+ five star reviews that tell a very different tale and have made us a TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award winner. In response to the... More

Frederick, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The ultimate “was not expecting that” site in the Caribbean, this museum is. It’s not huge, but judge it not by its size. Certainly worth a visit if you’re interested in Star Wars and special effects, other places, the future…the past. Old friends long gone. A recommended donation you will make, and enjoyed myself I did. But some past TripAdvisor... More

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Kingman, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We heard of the Yoda Guy through a show on board our cruise. I am so glad we had the opportunity to see the museum and meet the Yoda Guy, he was very informative, animated and encouraging in following you're dreams.

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