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“Go you must” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

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 46 things to do in Philipsburg
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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.
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“Go you must”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Interesting display of memoribilia as well as reasonally priced art. He is willing to discuss different aspects of the movies making and is quite interesting.

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“This is great for any Star Wars or movie geek!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I have always known who Nick is but had never heard of this shop. I stumbled across a mention of it in the listing of cruise ship shopping spots.

What an experience! Nick and his wife were more than willing to explain all about the exhibit and shop. You can take your time, enjoy yourself, and chat with Nick. It was such a personalized experience with Nick sharing his hope to motivate others to follow their dreams. We even got a few words of advice about marriage since we were on our honeymoon.

The exhibit was very interesting with videos of Nick explaining about various items. The shop was excellent with items available for any budget. Nick autographed and personalized everything for us and was happy to pose for pictures. It was a highlight of the cruise for this Star Wars nerd and I would definitely go back!

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“Ya it's Star Wars”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

It's up stairs on Front Street. When the ships are in it is crowded! the Exhibit is small but pretty neat. If you are a Star Wars fan you will like this. It doesn't really take much time to view!

Visited November 2012
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Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
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“Must See!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This was great. So much to see.
I can't believe one guy was responsible for so many things.
Superman, Highlander, STARWARS, and many more ....

Visited November 2012
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“Awesome and Unexpected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We saw an ad for this place on our cruise and were curious since we are Star Wars fans. This place was such a gem - we left so excited! Even though it is small we loved it. The Yoda guy was very kind to our kids and fun to talk to. Don't miss it if you are a fan, and don't forget your camera!

Visited February 2012
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