SciFi fans rejoice, after the alleged disappointment of Detroit’s mayor declaring he wouldn’t be using the idea given to him of building a statue of Robocop, there’s now a chance for celebration. Dave Bing, Detroit’s mayor, originally let voices be heard for ideas to revive the city of Detroit. Among the ideas given was to have a statue of Robocop, the star of the 1987 SciFi movie as well as it’s two sequels be constructed. Dave Bing responded via twitter “There are not any plans to erect a statue to Robocop. Thank you for your suggestion.”
But a group of Detroit artists and fans of Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop film have been gathering donations at http://www.detroitneedsrobocop.com/ for the past week since the idea was originally dismissed by Mayor Bing. So far they’ve already hit the expected goal of 50,000 dollars and now currently reside at %115 of that original goal.
A good portion of the donations came from Pete Hottelet who owns a company that sells licensed products from movies. Coincidentally, the name of this company is Omni Consumer Products, the same name of the corporation that created Robocop in the movie.
Currently the artists involved are talking to Mayor Bing about sites where the statue could be installed. Perhaps this could become a reality with such interest from Robocop fans and supporters.