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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 12 attractions in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I went to the Yoda Guy last week with very high hopes. We only stayed for about 15 minutes. There wasn't much to see. The woman who worked there was on the phone the whole time and didn't even acknowledge us. We looked around a little bit and then moved on. If you are in town, stop in, but don't... More

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are a fan of Star Wars and special effects stuff this attraction might interest you. You get to see actual material and props from movies and even talk to one of the persons who actually worked in these films.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Could not believe it!! Star Wars in St Maarten. I had my wife to thank for noticing this exhibition as I had (quite unusually) been distracted by the shopping. But this is something that I count as the definite highlight for us three, especially my daughter and my self. There is only so much shopping or swimming that one could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

My son was left speechless as he met That Yoda Guy. He was so excited and to be close up to all the Star Wars stuff was very exciting. We had a great time and took some great photos.

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Warszawa, Polska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I am a movie fan. Not necessarily a "Star Wars" fan. That's why I was very much surprised by what I saw while shopping in the main Phillipsburg street. A "Yoda Guy" museum. It's tiny collection, there are some real movie exhibits. Take your time to see all and listen to all (from DVD's). The admission is 10USD. For some... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had the day in St Martin during our cruise on Allure of the Seas. After hearing about the little Yoda museum (and as star wars fans) we made sure to check it out at the end of our day. We were there for an hour at most as it was only small, but a little treasure trove of collectibles.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Didn't expect a Star Wars exhibit in the Caribbean! That was the only cool factor. Other than Stormtrooper and Yoda that you can see before paying to go in, there were a few memorabilia in the small place. Like the other reviewer said, $5 would have been ok. Nonetheless, interesting...

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

I guess I should start by asking the reader, if Brian’s “poor” review is justified, how come we have four hundred and forty “excellent” and “very good”” reviews, that have made us a TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award winner? It seems somewhat uncharitable for Brian to criticize us when the Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit is a NON PROFIT foundation established to... More

Magnolia, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

When my wife and I decided to take a Caribbean Cruise last year, we looked up attractions on each island. In St Maarten, my wife found "That Yoda Guy". At first, I thought...yeah right...a Star Wars, special effects attraction in the Caribbean. HOWEVER, being the Star Wars Fan that I am, I had to check it out. Impressed I was!!!... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If you like to read and watch DVD's on a small screen, you could possibly spend up to an hour and a half here. If not, you be done in less than 30 minutes. Very cute, informative, and fun to visit. I'd really hate to be there on a busy day though. There's barely enough room for 2 people to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This place is so cool if you are a Star Wars fan. This artist is one of the men who created Yoda. His gallery is cool, and if you buy a print, or pay a little fee,you get to go in the back area, and see all the other things he created. my 9 year old was fascinated.

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