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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, nestled amongst Front Street's duty free jewelry stores, is possibly the most surprising... 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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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
shopping, dinning, cultural, romantic walk
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This crowded street is a popular tourist center for duty-free shopping.
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Ranked #6 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
Category: Beaches
A popular tourist beach on the island's east coast.
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Ranked #7 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #8 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
Category: Government Buildings
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Ranked #9 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
Ranked #10 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
The unofficial town center, featuring an 18th-century courthouse and a tourist information booth.
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Ranked #11 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
Category: Museums
This small museum, in a converted 1800s house, covers the culture and history of the island.
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Ranked #12 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
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Ranked #13 of 13 attractions in Philipsburg
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