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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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Very Interestin, worth visiting

Nick Marley, the creator of Yoda and many more movie characters was present and personally signed our souvenir map. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salty7c
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Tampa FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick Marley, the creator of Yoda and many more movie characters was present and personally signed our souvenir map. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Erie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're into Star Wars this place is a must. And, if you're not into Star Wars it's worth a visit anyway because it is a unique and interesting option when visiting St. Maarten. It is a nice break from the endless row of jewelry stores on Front Street and the local merchants who try non-stop to drag you inside.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Yoda Guy has a little place on the second floor, in the middle of Phillipsburg. There is a lot of interesting memorabilia and any Star Wars fan with geek out at seeing it. For a donation of $10 PP you can walk through a separate area with a great collection of original artwork, movie clips, costumes, props, etc... Please... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting little "museum", well done. Clean and well organized. If you're into Star Wars or any of the other movies he's created for then you'll dig this place. Most of the genuine memorability is out of "impulse purchase" price but there are things to buy and people planning to buy items from here will be quite happy.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check this place out if you are into the Star Wars movies and all things related to it. Good place to take the kids

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to visit to see the man behind the Yoda and several Star Wars memorabilia he is easy to talk too and very freindly

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a number of interesting exhibits relating to his experiences on movie sets and puppeteering. They waived my entrance fee since I bought an item in the gift shop.

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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great shop and museum. Very good to visit with Nick and see all the work he has done on various movies. And the Star Wars memorabilia is simply amazing.

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Thank tdmeng
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this museum! It is small, but informative, and very interesting! The creator was there so we got to ask him questions!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not a Star Wars fan but I found this small museum informative and worth the visit. The fans in our group loved the displays and enjoyed seeing all the memorabilia. If you are a fan this place is for you.

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