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Supporters of 'RoboCop' Statue in Detroit Raise More Than $50K
Published February 17, 2011
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Despite the Detroit mayor's apparent disinterest in erecting a "RoboCop" statue, supporters of the idea have exceeded their fundraising goal of $50,000 -- hoping their plans to honor the legendary cyborg will become a reality.
The story of "RoboCop," a hero officer killed in a shootout and brought back to life as a half-mechanized crime fighter in Detroit, is a 1987 cult classic.
The push to construct a s
Originally posted by packinupngoin
I'm sorry but this is what they are raising money for...in Detroit? That place is like a third world country. Please put the money in the school systems and get a art major sculpt it out of wax.
LEONARD: The money's coming from a website called Kickstarter … It's a micro-funding website, which allows individuals to donate. It doesn't matter where they're from. It's just for people that want to support the project, and we're at $50,000 … What we're asking people to do on the Kickstarter website is that the more they donate, we're going to be able to use sort of the popularity of this project to fund some other initiatives or maybe bring attention to some other things that may be happening in the city … A lot of people have been matching their donations to the Detroit Public Schools … That's something I personally did, and there's been a lot of people that have been sort of seeing this as a way to bring a lot of positive support to the city.
Originally posted by pauljs75
I heard they have a Rocky statue in Philly, so why not? RoboCop also seems quite fitting in regards to modern-day Detroit. They should also get an ED-209 statue to go along with it.