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Address: Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: 1 721 542 4009
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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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Exciting And Interesting Place for Star Wars Fans!!!!

My 16 year old son said this was the highlight of his trip to St. Maarten!!! Nick is a really kind, and interesting man!! He stopped to chat with my son during our visit to his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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East Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 16 year old son said this was the highlight of his trip to St. Maarten!!! Nick is a really kind, and interesting man!! He stopped to chat with my son during our visit to his museum and answered any and all questions my son had for him!!! If you love Star Wars make sure you stop here!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you are a Stars Wars Buff of not, its worth your while to stop here to explore the creations and prints found here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We made this our first stop in St. Maarten after getting off our cruise ship. The museum is small, but it is filled with cool memorabilia from Star Wars and other movies Nick had worked on. It is important to read the information and watch the videos provided at the various exhibits. It was very cool to see the evolution... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Yoda Guy Museum is a unique and welcome distraction from all the other pushy shops on Frontstreet and the boardwalk. It is not as detailed as other dioramas if you have gone to other places such as madame tussauds but these are screen used originals from the creator! Other movies featured include Superman and Men in Black.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You don't expect to find a Star Wars museum on St. Maarten, yet here it is in Philipsburg on Front Street, along with all the tourist shops. Make sure you stop here if you are a Star Wars fan as you will really regret it if you miss it. We missed it on our first trip and made a point... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up as a big Star Wars fan and I was really excited to see this. I felt like it was mediocre and over priced. I have seen the traveling Star Wars exhibit twice, once at the Smithsonian in DC and once in Chicago at the Science Museum and it was about the same cost and easily had 50... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting star wars memorabilia from one of the creative team members. The museum is free so it is worth a visit if you are in the area and have the time to stop.

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

Actually access to the SHOP is free. (and I suspect that is all that this reviewer saw.) But we must find $11000 every month to run the museum so we have no option but to make a charge. $12 per person online. But we have deals for groups of 3 or more. Just ask. Inside are holograms and relics and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have now done this shop and experience twice. Purchased a picture each time. Love the experience. Wife likes it as well.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't have to be a Star Wars fan or a movie buff to find yourself lost in this amazing collection of movie memorabilia and stories. Nick (i.e., Yoda Guy) shares his firsthand experiences and stories from decades in the movies in a manner that makes you convinced that he must be your long-lost friend. Bring your camera and plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in here after my 7 year old saw the sign. We paid an entrance fee of $25 for 4 of us. We saw props and storyboards for various movies. We took lots of pictures and the lady was very nice. There are also pieces available for purchase. I would highly recommend if you are a movie buff, because it... More 

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