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Address: Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: 1 721 542 4009

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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Love The Yoda Guy!

His shop has been remoded and he has added so much more to his museum. Lots of memorabilia to see and purchase. He and his wife love to answer questions about his experiences... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Sonia G
Foster City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

His shop has been remoded and he has added so much more to his museum. Lots of memorabilia to see and purchase. He and his wife love to answer questions about his experiences designing Yoda and more!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are a Star Wars fan, this is the place for you. At the front door you are greeted by a storm trooper. There are a lot of interesting videos about the movie and making of the characters. We loved seeing the original screenplay with the photos to go with the scenes. Nick was very interesting to talk to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reviews do not lie. This is one of the most unique museums I've ever visited. Not only that but when we walked in Nick "that Yoda guy" was right there working in the museum. He took the time to take our pictures. He had some pictures and star wars memorabilia for sale but wasn't pushy. I'm a star wars... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cool shop. It is worth the time to check this place out when in St. Maarten! If you are a Star Wars Fan you will be thrilled, but even if you are not you will find the experience interesting!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Musuem has been renovated. Must see for movie lovers! Met with Nick maley. One of a kind down to earth humans!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very interesting look at movie making .. there are other features other than just Star Wars Nick wo rked on the Shining, for example. He was involved in make up and masks and several other aspects of the movie making of that time. What an exciting history. His theme is Whatever you dream of doing, you can... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So interesting with lots of movie memorabilia and the actual Yoda. Nick Mailey and his wife were so friendly and interesting. I could have spent my whole afternoon there. Very much worth the $10 for the tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with an open mind. It was very cool and we got to meet Nick Maley. It was very affordable and worth the money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was fascinating. The shopping strip in Philipsburg was pleasant enough, but after you've passed the stores for gold, gold, jewelry, shells, gold, jewelry, shells, gold (you get the idea) it's a relief to see something utterly, totally different. And what a difference! Right smack in the middle of your Caribbean vacation here's a stop to learn from an authority,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Met Nick Mailey, the guy who developed Yoda of Star Wars, and patronized his art store and had dinner with him and his wife. We stayed a the Passangrahan Guest House in Philipsburg and his place was right next door. We had the best of two worlds while in St. Maarten. Nick has Yoda there at his shop and we... More 

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