It's RoboCop Day In Detroit
Detroit, Michigan is celebrating "Robocop Day" with the unveiling of a bronze statue of Robocop himself (via MLive). The statue stands 10-feet tall and will be dedicated at Detroit Public Safety Headquarters. The Robocop statue project is the result of tweet that said, "Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & Robocop would kick Rocky's butt. He's a GREAT ambassador for Detroit." Detroit Mayor Dave Bing responded to the tweet, saying "There are not any plans to erect a statue to Robocop. Thank you for the suggestion." The internet went crazy over the idea of building a Robocop statue and non-profit organization Imagination Statue spearheaded the project. The original 1987 Robocop took place in a dystopian future version of Detroit. The unrated director's cut of Robocop is being released on Blu-ray and DVD today, as is this year's Robocop remake, further cementing it as "Robocop Day." Other "Robocop Day" activities in Detroit include an opportunity to take your photo with Robocop himself and Robocop throwing out the first pitch at Comerica Park. UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED – Presentation and Statue Announcement Please be advised, ROBOCOP's Prime Directives have changed and today's scheduled presentation and statue announcement at the Detroit Police Department has been cancelled. We know that fans have been eagerly awaiting news on the effigy honoring one of Detroit's finest and we look forward to sharing those details in the near future. June 3rd remains #ROBOCOPDay in Detroit, with ROBOCOP making visits throughout the city in celebration of the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film. Additionally ROBOCOP will head over to Comerica Park, participating in a meet and greet with fans and throwing out the first pitch at 7:00pm before the Detroit Tigers game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative ROBOCOP poster as they enter the stadium with additional surprises throughout the evening.