• Feb 16, 2011


Despite a lack of local political support, Detroit's citizens are a big step closer to getting a RoboCop statue. According to Autoblog sister site City's Best, Motown's RoboCop statue is now fully funded thanks to a massive $25,000 donation from a mom-and-pop organization by the name of Omni Consumer Products. The company sells movie products that are brought off of the silver screen and straight to life, and it borrows its name from the evil corporation in the RoboCop world. How's that for fitting?

The OCP donation officially put the statue's fund into the green, which means that work should kick off on the project sometime soon. The despite what seems to be a massive tide of support, the statue isn't without its detractors, though.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has made it clear that he's against the idea of erecting a tribute to the movie icon, and previous efforts to do the same have ultimately petered out. But with someone now ready to foot the bill for the statue, it seems more likely than ever that the post-apocalyptic law enforcement figure will soon be a new city landmark.

[Source: CitysBest | Image: Orion Pictures]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I would have to agree with the city's mayor that public funding should not be an option for this. But if the residents of Detroit are willing to foot the bill through personal and private donations, go for it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can we tie in a flat black 80s taurus some how too please?
      • 3 Years Ago
      The same thing happened in Salem Ma. The wanted to put up a statue of the witch from bewitched in the town square. The locals were divided on it and ultimately the statue got funded and is now in the square. (even if the witch trials didnt even take place in Salem lol)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Robocop RULES!
      • 3 Years Ago
      If they have enough funding, they should do a statue of Robo and his Taurus!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't see any difference between this and a city paying to build a stadium for a sports team.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can you fly Bobby?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Detroit's a dump, they need this.
      ForteX555
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hear that people where able to raise a total of $50,000 for a statue of Robocop, in one of the worst economic times in history. Meanwhile Detroit is closing schools, cutting back on city services. Wow people in Detroit, Michigan sure have there priorities in order...
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ForteX555
        It wasn't us(actual Detroit citizens) that contributed all that money. Most Detroiters thought it was kinda silly. But apparently many others from the suburbs and beyond disagreed. $25k alone came from San Francisco. But hey, if it has any positive effect and is privately funded, I say continue on.
      Carlos
      • 3 Years Ago
      OMG this is so awesome! I wish Florida had something cool that we could make a statue of :(
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Ray Finkle?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Tony Montana?

        Say 'ello to my little statue, eh?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Sonny Crocket?
        Carlos
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        @Justine

        ROFL at Ray Finkle! I'm not sure that is statue worthy, but it sure is funny.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Eminem should play Robocop in a new movie.

      And drive a primer colored 200.

      They brought back Knight Rider and A-team..... sayin.
        • 3 Years Ago
        And both sucked... sayin.
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should have a button linked to a speaker so every time someone presses it the statue would spout quotes like, "Your move creep" and "Looking for me?"
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