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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit
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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Tour in St Maarten
Ranked #3 of 56 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Great way to spend an hour or so!! Very interesting look at some of the movie paraphernalia in Star Wars and other big movies.

Thank RMartinLevy
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Seemed weird to meet Nick himself in this little shop of horrors.
They sell signed memorabilia for a price but overall friendly place and Nick took time to hang with the kids.

Thank RodriguezRR
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

This was a real little novelty place to suddenly fall over amidst the many jewellery shops on Front Street. Intrigued, I decided to go in. It is very small, but there are some cool pieces of memorabilia to look at if you are a Star Wars fan. Parents beware - they charge $7 to have your picture taken with a life-size storm trooper - but then to be fair, they do have to make money somehow and they don't charge for entrance to at least part of the collection. Worth a look.

3  Thank Rachel T
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YodaGuy, Owner at Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Unfortunately taking the time to go outside to unlock the stormtrooper case, (in order to facilitate visitor's requests for photos), means that one of our minimal staff has to abandon customers in the museum shop. Although we are a non-profit foundation, we can't afford to pay staff to do service visitor's requests for free.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Definitely a one-of-a-kind place, and a nice change of pace from the usual duty-free stuff in Philipsburg. Nick the Yoda guy is fun and a character, and the place, while not huge, has some interesting gems sprinkled throughout it. Thought the plaster face castings were actually really cool. Well worth a stop by.

Thank Real_FoodieToronto
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This shop is own by the man who was one of five who designed YODA! He was instrumental in the making of YODA walk.

His ordinal watercolors are amazing as well!!!

Thank Cyndy H
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