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“Interesting attraction”

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit
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US$12.00*
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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.
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Interesting attraction”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

If you are a fan of Star Wars and special effects stuff this attraction might interest you. You get to see actual material and props from movies and even talk to one of the persons who actually worked in these films.

Visited June 2014
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“A Highlight in St Maarten”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Could not believe it!! Star Wars in St Maarten. I had my wife to thank for noticing this exhibition as I had (quite unusually) been distracted by the shopping. But this is something that I count as the definite highlight for us three, especially my daughter and my self. There is only so much shopping or swimming that one could do, so this was a pleasant surprise. It was great to meet Nick and learn more of what happens behind the scenes of the special effects world. The entry price was very reasonable, and we received that back after purchasing (voluntarily) two small pieces of work. It was sensational to meet a legend of special effects. And Krull, I remember seeing this movie many years ago ... quite enjoyed it back then ... not sure what I'd think now ... but I'm planning on watching it again (three decades after seeing it the first time) once we get back to Australia.

Visited June 2014
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“Wonderful time, worth the trip.”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

My son was left speechless as he met That Yoda Guy. He was so excited and to be close up to all the Star Wars stuff was very exciting. We had a great time and took some great photos.

Visited June 2014
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“For real movie fans”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I am a movie fan. Not necessarily a "Star Wars" fan. That's why I was very much surprised by what I saw while shopping in the main Phillipsburg street. A "Yoda Guy" museum. It's tiny collection, there are some real movie exhibits. Take your time to see all and listen to all (from DVD's). The admission is 10USD. For some may be a lot of money. Still, the guy who made Yoda is living there readily available to speak to you about the more than fifity movies he made. As somebody already mentioned: this experience is about quality, not quantity. And it's not a "Star Wars only" museum.
Nick Maley is a very nice, personable man who would answer your questions and pose for photos. He has for sale, prints of his artwork - most are Star Wars related. Still, he also sells prints of his personal art as well.
It's worth a catch. Still, some Star Wars fans may be a little disappointed.

Visited June 2014
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“"Do or do not, there is no try"”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We had the day in St Martin during our cruise on Allure of the Seas. After hearing about the little Yoda museum (and as star wars fans) we made sure to check it out at the end of our day. We were there for an hour at most as it was only small, but a little treasure trove of collectibles.
We paid US$20 for all five of us to get in, which I was later refunded when we purchased some prints from the shop. Nick kindly signed them and chatted us to before we left. We also paid a few dollars to have pictures with the big star trooper near the entry.

Visited May 2014
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