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Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-542-4009
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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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Front Street 19a | Planet Paradise, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-542-4009
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took our family here to escape the heat. The kids loved it! There is a general gallery area, but the tour is worth the extra expenditure, rarely seen artifacts from movies. The gods guy is interacting with guests and will take pictures and sign...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I bought jewelry, so I figured my husband could "nerd out" at the Star Wars store. It's really neat to see what Mr. Maley has done for his career. He and his wife were so sweet and kind. I've told friends that they need to...More

Thank hlms1096
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Yoda Guy was an amazing stop for anyone who is into Star Wars. We first visited 7 years ago and took our kids this year. Nick has done an amazing job with the museum he has that you can walk through worth the $25....More

Thank Erica L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this on your visit (seriously, blink and you might miss it). Nick is a gracious and fun guy with great artistic skills.

Thank PandorasInk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time looking at everything and bought a picture. It is a must see if you are a Star Wars fan there is so much to see, you will love it!

Thank C2261SSbarbarab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I checked out the Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit during our beach day from our cruise. It was such a fun place! We're both Star Wars fans so we loved seeing the memorabilia and original transcripts from the movies. It was such a...More

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I (retired) and two of our children (25 and 15) visited the Yoda Guy Museum while on a cruise during March Break 2017. We avoided all the cruise outings, and opted to walk to the museum. It was terrific!!! The museum is...More

1  Thank IanTaliesin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nick is a great guy! This is our second time visiting the shop and we will be back again next time we visit the island. The shop is one of a kind with Nick's beautiful work and hospitality. This is truly a gem and quite...More

Thank Kayla O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there are original pages of script and scene set ups as well as some of the props used in the Star Wars Trilogy. a lot of photos and memorabilia from other movies as well such as terminator, krull, superman, and many others.

Thank Lewis P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I did the exhibit tour ($20 for two people). We enjoyed ourselves but did not love it (we are only mild Star Wars fans). Those who love Star Wars would think it is really cool - there is plenty of rare movie...More

Thank josephwatts07
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Does anyone know what the hours are for the tour? Just curious what time it typically opens.
19 November 2016|
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Response from YodaGuy | Property representative |
On weekdays when a ship is in 9.30 am - 5.00 pm On Saturdays usually 10.30-4.00 On Sundays only occasionally open 10.30-4.00
Hi, The Old Lady will be in port on Tuesday, November 15 and she really wants to take a tour of this museum. The reviews make it seem entrance is $10 and there is a tab in TripAdvisor to buy a tour ticket through Viator for $12. Can anyone clarify what is included in the entry fee? Is there a separate tour fee for the museum? Thank you!
2 October 2016|
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Response from YodaGuy | Property representative |
The charge on Viator includes their commission But it more or less evens out across the board. Entance into the shop area is free and the fee is for the museum
Will the Exhibit be open on St. Martin Day? Cruise ship NCL Gem will be in port.
18 August 2016|
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Response from Joelzr1 | Reviewed this property |
I have visited that Yoda Guy several times and it has always been open. Don't hesitate to speak with Nick and his wife, they are very friendly and engaging. He has a lot of funny stories about Hollywood and some of the... More