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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

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Address: Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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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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Our group of 4 went through the exhibition while in Philipsburg. It was very informative and we enjoyed learning about special effects, story boards, and other behind the scenes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Swoope, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group of 4 went through the exhibition while in Philipsburg. It was very informative and we enjoyed learning about special effects, story boards, and other behind the scenes aspects of the projects Nick Maley has worked on. Our group spoke with him at the end of the tour and we took group photos. It is a must see for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I were in town for a few hours waiting to catch a boat. Wandering around among all the tourist traps and bars on St. Maarten got very old quickly when I suddenly heard the familiar notes of the Star Wars theme music piping out of a nondescript building advertised as the Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit and memorabilia... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the distinct privilege of meeting Mr. Nick Maley in his wonderful museum. His involvement in several of the greatest movies of my youth- Star Wars, Highlander, Superman, etc- speaks volumes about his talent and is on full display in the exhibits. Even more memorable, however, is actually talking with the man. His sincerity is palpable and his enthusiasm is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in as hubby is a big Star Wars fan. Not your typical tourist cheap tacky exhibit and lots can be gained from visiting the shop alone. We met that Yoda guy, Nick, what a lovely talented man. We loved his ethos. Spent dollars in the shop & walked round the exhibit for free, it was excellent. Lots of information... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the middle of Caribbean paradise, is this amazing place for every movie fan, especially Star Wars fans, I was lucky to see "The Yoda Guy" Nick Maley himself, what a gentleman! Exhibition itself isn't that large, but still there so much to see and explore. Hard to explain all(check my pics), so you must go there yourself. Central location... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time with Nick at the Yoda Guy museum. Loved the behind the scenes info presented, the "hologram" presentations, the memorabilia, and the costumes. Nick is a real gentlemen. This is a not to be missed experience.

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Edgewater, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Maarten was on of the ports of call on our cruise itinerary. Our cruise shopping expert mentioned The Yoda Guy Exhibit during his shopping presentation so my wife and I decided this was one place we wanted to visit. We are glad we did because this exhibit was the highlight of our cruise. We were able to meet and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick and fun place to visit if you are a Sci-Fi fan. There is original art work and a decent look at some of the behind the scenes activity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And if you are lucky you will get a chance to talk with Mr. Maley himself! Lots of interesting information and insight! The restored Yoda puppet is awesome!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you find yourself within 200 miles of this museum, I highly recommend that you stop in and take the tour. It is a wonderful and rewarding experience, especially if you take your time going through the exhibition. It is also a rare opportunity to enjoy the company of a truly respected and thoughtful member of the Star Wars family...... More 

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