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Address: 19a Front Street | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: 1 721 542 4009
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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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Awesome Star Wars Experience

I've been to the island of St Maarten many times in the past and never came here, this year we stopped by and it was amazing. When we walked in, the actual Yoda Guy came out to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stumbled on this exhibit while wandering around Phillipsburg. Full disclosure, neither one of us is a big Star Wars fan, so we weren't super interested in the exhibit. However, we had lots of friends who are big fans and we know they would have absolutely loved it. There are lots of props and actual scripts that... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've been to the island of St Maarten many times in the past and never came here, this year we stopped by and it was amazing. When we walked in, the actual Yoda Guy came out to greet us. He told us so many cool and interesting facts about the creation of Star Wars and saw such cool memorabilia. It... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very interesting exhibit, would love to see a larger exhibit in the future. Very modest entrance fee which will be credited with a minimum purchase in the gift shop. Kids and adults will like it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This one was unexpected. Found the Yoda Guy near the end (or beginning) of Front Street with kind of a quirky storefront. Head up the stairs and pay a bargain $5 US to see a pretty remarkable exhibit. The entire place centers around the artists work on Star Wars and many other films. Worth the price of admission for sure!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great hole-in-the-wall place for all Star Wars fans. I'm not a big fan but I still enjoyed seeing all the props and scripts. He has a lot of neat things for purchase and we took some things home for gifts for friends and family. If you're lucky he'll be there and will sign anything you are purchasing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We visited the Yoda Guy exhibit in March 2012. It was just a fun time especially for those who enjoy sci-fi and who are fans! Great exhibits, art and collectibles from the Star Wars movies. A very unique shop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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

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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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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