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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit
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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit Tour in St Maarten
Ranked #3 of 58 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 December 11, 2013

We had no idea what to expect and my kids and I were blown away! It was great to meet Nick Maley, an international artist. He talked to us, showed us cool pics and original script samples he had on display. He also presented what I thought was a GREAT message to kids: pursue your dreams and don't let anyone steer you otherwise. We had a wonderful time. We appreciated the time Nick took to spend with us talking about movies and special effects, etc. Worth your time!

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Even better than getting to see all of the Star Wars and other movie props and pictures was getting to speak with That Yoda Guy himself! Definitely a must see for anyone as Nick is also an accomplished artist and can speak to his water color paintings as intelligently as his work on Star Wars and other cool movies like Highlander (he created all of the decapitations).

Thank Kelly0329
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

The Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit was definitely the highlight of our trip. Nick has truly built an amazing museum and provides a fanatic look into his craft. The Yoda exhibit is wonderful place for kids to be inspired to reach for goals no matter how impossible they seem. Nick takes the time to speak everyone visiting his exhibit and answer any question what an amazing host and down to earth guy. Can’t wait to return!!

Thank Rich R
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

This was a cool little place that we checked out. The guy who we spoke to is the guy who built the robotics, it's not fancy but enjoyed ourselves.

Thank lanafana
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Mr. Nick was a very pleasant and super encouraging guy. His wife was just a joy to talk to as well. They were both a very wonderful , encouraging, grounded couple. I loved their museum and Mr. Nick { I can't remember the correct spelling of his last name at the moment} has amazing artistic talents. You should stop in to see this wonderful couple and buy a painting. They are just brilliant! You wont be disappointed! There is a fee to go inside the attraction, but not to meet Mr. NIck and his wife. SO worth it! Very small fee. less then a movie ticket. I dont remember if it is handicap accessible, There is plenty of food and restaurants near buy. It is in the middle of the shopping and food district. You wont be disappointed. ASk about their boating experience. I loved the story Mrs Nick told us.. lol

Thank rickyandronnieramey
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