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Updated: Bronze statue to be erected in due time to commemorate Robocop Day

06.03.2014

Update: Evidently the statue announcement was cancelled due to unforseen circumstances (with details on that coming in the near future), but the first pitch at Comerica Park will still take place, and the the first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative Robocop poster as they enter the stadium with additional surprises throughout the evening. Below you'll find the original article as written earlier today.

For those of you in the Detroit area, you're in for a treat, as today has been declared 'Robocop Day', culminating in a bronze statue of the original 1987 Robocop model from Paul Verhoeven's film. Why is this even a thing? Well, it seems about three years ago, a non-profit organization (Imagination Station) wanted to build a statue for the city of Detroit. Given that Philadelphia has Rocky, makes sense, right?

That idea was initially shut down, in a tweet from Mayor Bing stating, "There are not any plans to erect a statue to Robocop. Thank you for the suggestion." Well, fast forward to now and while the new Robocop hits DVD/Blu-ray today, Detroit residents get all sorts of Robo-goodies. RoboCop Day will officially start with a statue dedication at the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters, and end with Robocop throwing out the first pitch at the Detroit Tigers game.

Here's the itinerary:

12:00 p.m. - Robocop and Detroit Police Department arrivals

12:10 p.m. - Robocop presentation and statue announcement

12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Fan photo opportunities with Robocop

1 p.m. - Robocop and Detroit Police Department departure to protect the City of Detroit

7 p.m. - Robocop throws out the first pitch at Comerica Park

A permanent home for the Robocop statue has yet to be announced.

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Extra Tidbit: Would you buy that for a dollar?
Source: Mlive.com

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9:35AM on 06/04/2014
now that looks like a statue that would shoot a dude's dick off without hesitation.
now that looks like a statue that would shoot a dude's dick off without hesitation.
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2:22AM on 06/04/2014
I love Robocop but thats a bit crazy. At least with the Rocky one, it was a prop first
I love Robocop but thats a bit crazy. At least with the Rocky one, it was a prop first
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2:37PM on 06/04/2014
Never thought of that. You're so right.
Never thought of that. You're so right.
2:06AM on 06/04/2014
One of those rare moments I'm proud to be from the Detroit area.
One of those rare moments I'm proud to be from the Detroit area.
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5:14PM on 06/03/2014

OK, I always dreamed of visiting Detroit...

... now, I have no excuses
... now, I have no excuses
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3:55PM on 06/03/2014

Bronze may look silly now

But it will look awesome once the statue tarnishes and weathers like many historic American statues have.

I think a fitting quote, given the fits and starts would be "Thank you for your cooperation."
But it will look awesome once the statue tarnishes and weathers like many historic American statues have.

I think a fitting quote, given the fits and starts would be "Thank you for your cooperation."
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3:36PM on 06/03/2014
I thought this was cool when I first heard about it, but ehhhh, why bronze? And why that pose? It looks like he forgot what he was about to reach for....
I thought this was cool when I first heard about it, but ehhhh, why bronze? And why that pose? It looks like he forgot what he was about to reach for....
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2:35PM on 06/03/2014
Now we need statues of Crockett and Tubbs in Miami.
Now we need statues of Crockett and Tubbs in Miami.
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3:33PM on 06/03/2014
If the idea is for movie icons then Miami gets scar face in either his behind a desk with mountains of cocaine pose or his say hello to my little friend image.
If the idea is for movie icons then Miami gets scar face in either his behind a desk with mountains of cocaine pose or his say hello to my little friend image.
5:10PM on 06/03/2014
I think maybe we ought to stick to heroes instead of loose cannon drug dealers. lol!
I think maybe we ought to stick to heroes instead of loose cannon drug dealers. lol!
2:33PM on 06/03/2014
There needs to be a plaque underneath the statue that says "FREEZE, SCUMBAG!" in great big letters.
There needs to be a plaque underneath the statue that says "FREEZE, SCUMBAG!" in great big letters.
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2:10PM on 06/03/2014
Detroit needs a real robocop and yes i would buy that for a dollar
Detroit needs a real robocop and yes i would buy that for a dollar
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2:03PM on 06/03/2014
The whole statue announcement and the police meet-and-greet were apparently cancelled. So this became a pretty short RoboCop day. The "Robocop throws out the first pitch" is still on so far though.
The whole statue announcement and the police meet-and-greet were apparently cancelled. So this became a pretty short RoboCop day. The "Robocop throws out the first pitch" is still on so far though.
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1:50PM on 06/03/2014
Oh cool no one said it yet..........let me clear my throat [link] I'm ready to make my comment on the statue, "I'd Buy That For A Dollar"!
Oh cool no one said it yet..........let me clear my throat [link] I'm ready to make my comment on the statue, "I'd Buy That For A Dollar"!
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1:29PM on 06/03/2014

"I llllllike it!"

"Make "Made In America" mean something again.
"Make "Made In America" mean something again.
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1:24PM on 06/03/2014
Glad they went with the original look instead of the shitty reboot design.
Glad they went with the original look instead of the shitty reboot design.
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1:20PM on 06/03/2014
Why bronze though? Shit, even Rocky is silver.
Why bronze though? Shit, even Rocky is silver.
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5:50PM on 06/03/2014
Rocky is a bronze statue too.
Rocky is a bronze statue too.
5:53PM on 06/03/2014
Ah, I see it now in other pictures. But it still has a cool silvery tinge to it in the sunlight. The RoboCop one is just utterly... bronze.
Ah, I see it now in other pictures. But it still has a cool silvery tinge to it in the sunlight. The RoboCop one is just utterly... bronze.
1:13PM on 06/03/2014
That's pretty cool.
That's pretty cool.
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1:06PM on 06/03/2014
The one and ONLY.
The one and ONLY.
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