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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 January 4, 2014

very incredible what "yoda guy" has done, for just 20 dollars for your entire family should see it for yourself

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

While waiting for my family in St. Maarten I wandered into That Yoda Guy's museum and art store. If you are a fan of Star Wars or just classic movie magic before the era of CGI this is a must see. The walkthrough museum was great with several props from not only Star Wars but movies like Krull, Men in Black, the Terminator and Aliens. As you walk through there are screens you can watch as Nick Maley explains the various memorabilia and some of the process of making them. I would recommend taking some time to read the information that is next to the props as well as not all of it is covered in the videos. Also Mr. Maley was in the shop when I reached the end of the tour and was very nice and we had a great conversation. The tour itself was $10 US. however if you purchase a piece of artwork that is $50 US or more they take the price of admission off of your total. All of the artwork is also matted in standard sizes so framing it when you return home is easy and they are travel well in a suitcase.

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Being a huge life long Star Wars fan, you can imagine my surprise to walk up on this exhibit while visiting St. Maarten over Christmas. Finding this exhibit / museum really was the highlight of my vacation. The shop and exhibit are owned by Nick Maley, the movie make-up superstar famous for his Yoda creation among many others. Meeting him in the shop was awesome. Super friendly guy. He took the time to talk with me and signed the art work I got and even let me take a picture with him. His exhibit is a must see for any movie fan!

Thank Brad B
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

My family went on a Cruise and stopped in St. Martin. While out walking my son and I came upon the museum "Yoda Man". We were very surprised to actually get to meet "The Yoda Man" himself. My son got his photo taken with him, which he proudly shows to his friends. Mr. Maley was so informative and answered all the questions we asked of him. We purchased an autographed photo and was able to view the museum for free. The museum is awesome and well worth the visit. If you are in St. Martin make sure you go visit this museum.

Thank DRiner
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

Our son is a huge fan of the Star Wars movie series. We went in out of curiosity as to what the store may have to offer, and were pleasantly surprised. We were fortunate enough to have gotten there around the same time as the owner and his wife, and had our questions answered. They answered each question we had, even when we were repetitive. We glanced through the wide variety of photos, and decided that in purchasing one (which we would have done regardless) we could also go through the museum. The items within were unique artifacts of the Star Wars series, and other characters/movies of interest as well. Nick had offered to have his picture taken with our children and some of the memorabilia in the store. There are not many people that would take time to explain items you were viewing as they had. This was one of the highlights of our trip.

Thank Missy H
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