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“A must for Star Wars fans” 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 13 Attractions in Philipsburg
Type: Specialty Museums
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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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“A must for Star Wars fans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Very interesting shop and museum. The owner is eager to discuss his experiences with tourists. Good prices on memorabilia.

Visited February 2013
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“Fun for Star Wars/Movie fans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was a must do on our list because my 13 year old son is a huge Star Wars fan. It's not expensive and there was some really cool stuff to see there. The lady at the door was very friendly and we enjoyed walking through and reading about all the items.

Visited February 2013
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Mitchell, Ontario, Canada
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“Very Cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Lots to see and read. Real movie scripts, photos to purchase of the actors! A must-see for any Star Wars fan. We'll be back with our boys!

Visited January 2013
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“Personal Attention”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The Yoda Guy is often on site in his little museum and is very personable. On our visit we took our 12 year old grandson and 'Mr. Yoda' (don't know his name) gave him a personal tour. He is working very hard to expand his little museum on front street and It is definitely unique. Don't miss it.

Visited January 2013
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“Really corny, worth seeing once”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This place is so corny but if you're a Star Wars fan, it is well-worth the visit. We were a little leery at first because it looks sketchy from the outside but it was pretty interesting inside and a good way to kill some time. Really different from the rest of the places on the stretch - no diamond or booze here, folks!

Visited October 2012
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