The People Of Detroit Really Want That ‘Robocop’ Statue
A group of sci-fi fans, artists, and business leaders have pledged they will raise the $80,000 needed for the statue with hopes to erect it at the outdoor media center Imagination Station. Supporters have started the Build a Statue of Robocop in Detroit Facebook page, created the website DetroitNeedsRobocop.com, as well as a Kickstarter campaign.
How serious are the supporters, though? Is this something they truly want or are they blinded by the kitsch appeal? I would say they are because $80,000 seems really steep. You could probably pay Peter Weller half of that to show up in costume and hang around. Or if money is even tighter than that, you can definitely get the guy from Robocop 3. (Detroit Free Press)