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Robocop statue plan nixed by Detroit mayor

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(Read caption) Robocop fans in Detroit are raising money for a Robocop statue. At left, a still from 1987 film.

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Well, as fundraising initiatives go, this one is certainly interesting. Over at Kickstarter – that stepping stool for upstart artists and would-be social media kings everywhere – a group called Imagination Station Detroit is soliciting cash for a life-sized Robocop statue, which would apparently be erected in the midst of downtown Detroit, the hometown of the fictional cyborg lawman.

As of this afternoon, supporters had pledged upward of $23,000 toward the Robocop statue; in order for the project goal to be realized, Imagination Station must rack up $50,000 in pledges by March 26. (It's worth noting here that the official motto for the Robocop statue push reads as follows: "Part man, part machine, all crowd funded.")

"You wouldn't believe some of the offers people have reached out with," Jerry Paffendorf, the chief Robocop statue evangelist, wrote on Kickstarter. "I don't want to jinx anything so I won't be specific yet, but I'm talking about things like in-kind donations, interest from RoboCop cast members who want to get involved, advice and assistance on the highest quality sculptural production, locations, and more."


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