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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-542-4009
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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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Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I brought two teenage girls to this museum. They've never seen Star Wars, but I'd heard this was a great place. It's not really a "museum." More like a hallway in a shop that has some movie props/exhibits. I would have rated it less but...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2015

Nothing earth-shattering here, but it was kind of neat to see the life work of a dedicated movie effects man.

Thank Rob H
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Reviewed June 16, 2015

When we dropped in on the museum and gift shop, Nick's assistant was on vacation, his wife was gone to lunch, and the place was otherwise empty except for him working in the back on his computer. He introduced himself, showed us around, answered some...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stopped at the shop out of curiousity. Nick has made a great business out of his connection to Yoda. He was one of 10 people who worked on Yoda for the Star Wars movies. Nice man and we picked up a few Yoda items...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2015

Liked the displays and the ability to buy limited edition prints from the Star Wars era. The owner was on site and was able to relate some interesting information about producing the original three Star Wars films as well as insight into the characters.

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Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were walking down the street when suddenly we saw Grievous' head sticking out and since we were all Star Wars fans we just couldn't resist our curiosity. Once we entered and went up the stairs it was amazing. It's a non profit organization so...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Met Nick - nice, personable, just ask and he will answer. You can see a lot in the store. The museum is around the outside with props and numerous dvd presentations to explain what you are looking at. Take your time!

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Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

We were walking trough Philipsburg and we came across the yoda guy museum. It sounded like fun so we figured why not? We've had a good time and we even met Nick himself. He is really inspirational and a super friendly guy to meet. He...More

Thank Alice P
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Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We just happened to come across this place while shopping in Phillipsburg. We were actually looking for a gift for our son. Then we saw Star Wars. He loves Star Wars and so do we. So we adventure inside, where at first it does seem...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We even met Nick himself, he is such a bright but humble guy! The exhibit is small but packed with information and even some videos that made it that much more memorable!

Thank David W
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Vickie G
February 18, 2018|
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Response from Matt H | Reviewed this property |
Possibly. We visited on Christmas Day 2017 and got to meet Nick and his wife. It was a great visit.
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Carol Y
February 4, 2018|
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Response from MotherGrimm | Reviewed this property |
No - just buy them there
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November 18, 2016|
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Response from YodaGuy | Property representative |
On weekdays when a ship is in 9.30 am - 5.00 pm On Saturdays usually 10.30-4.00 On Sundays only occasionally open 10.30-4.00
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