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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
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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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Hidden Gem in St. Maarten

My family and I visited the Yoda Guy Movie Museum when we visited Phillipsburg, during our two week stay in St. Maarten. Before we even entered the museum, we knew it was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Central NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

My family and I visited the Yoda Guy Movie Museum when we visited Phillipsburg, during our two week stay in St. Maarten. Before we even entered the museum, we knew it was the right choice to visit because of the General Grievous talking head outside of the entrance. My family all enjoyed the star wars movies, so we were interested... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This was great little store/museum. If you like Start Wars this a must see. Nick Maley signed on of our pictures we purchased. What a great guy. And the staff is so friendly!

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This exhibit is totally unique and something you will not see anywhere else. Even if you are not a Star Wars fan you will still enjoy all the memorabilia and authentic movie items. Art fans will also enjoy the work done my Nick Maley, the owner. Some of the stuff you will find in here you cannot see anywhere else... More 

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We enjoyed this place, my husband and I are sci-fiction fans. This exhibit/museum is by the man who designed Yoda He was there when we were and is more than willing to take pictures with you. It is $10/person for admission. It is upstairs, and is small, however, it is covered with material to read. This is what lets you... More 

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RI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Our 11 year old loved this place. It is a small museum and gift shop. It is a non-profit, so we were happy to buy a small souvenir, which was signed. If you liked Star Wars, check this place out.

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New England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a decent little spot for sci-fi/action movie buffs. The store is small with some interesting items. For $10 per person (or a $40 purchase), entry to the VERY small museum is granted. It took me about 20 minutes to read and see everything the museum had to offer. I didn't feel completely ripped off given the presence of... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Four small rooms. That is the entire museum. It does house some interesting items, but a tad expensive for the price point of $10 pp. To really get your money's worth you should read everything but the quality (size of font, how it is organized, how it is presented) of the written material is sort of like a middle school... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a must see while you are in St. Maarten if you are a movie fan! I read about this museum online while planning our trip and we made it part of our excursion into Philipsburg to see this. Nick Maley is the owner/operator of this museum and he is the special effects pro behind bringing Yoda to life... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you are a Star wars nut you will enjoy and the owner is usually around to share his life. The souvenirs are reasonable and the owner will sign pictures

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife and I went here from a cruise ship stop. It's not a big shop but he has a lot of small exhibits from different movies he's worked on. We spoke to him while we were their and we purchased one of his Carribean maps. He personalized it for us by tracing out our cruise stops and signed it.... More 

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