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Some of y'all know what a geek I am for the original "RoboCop," which is my favorite movie of all time. Needless to say, this story tickles me greatly.

 

Behold. Awesomeness follows....

 

From: http://www.headstonecity.com/blog/robocop-statue-in-detroit/

 

RoboCop Statue in Detroit

In case you haven’t heard…Detroit’s mayor recently asked his tax payers how they can revitalise the motor city. Someone offered the suggestion of building a RoboCop statue and tweeted the following. “Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & RoboCop would kick Rocky’s butt. He’s a GREAT ambassador for Detroit.” Unfortunately Detroit’s mayor responded with “There are not any plans to erect a statue to RoboCop. Thank you for your suggestion.”

Well, that set off all the fans into a frenzy and they set up a donation fund of $50,000 to erect a Robo statue. The internet is a very powerful tool and guess what…it’s official. Over $50,000 was raised and Detroit will be getting their cyborg guardian.

 

Spin on over to

to check out the brilliance of this concoction and to make your donation.

 

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Directive 1: Serve the Public Trust.

Directive 2: Protect the Innocent.

Directive 3: Uphold the awesome.

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LOL ! Only possible in the US, I guess .... ! ;)

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The fanboy in me saids"Fuck yeah,how cool".

 

Right on! :beerbang:

 

My co-workers and I were discussing this earlier today and we've decided that if Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky and Detroit's gonna get a statue of RoboCop, then New Jersey (our home state) needs a statue of the Toxic Avenger.

 

Toxic_avengerposter.jpg

After all, it sez right on the movie poster that he's "The first superhero from New Jersey!" :P

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The fanboy in me saids"Fuck yeah,how cool".

 

Right on! :beerbang:

 

My co-workers and I were discussing this earlier today and we've decided that if Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky and Detroit's gonna get a statue of RoboCop, then New Jersey (our home state) needs a statue of the Toxic Avenger.

 

Toxic_avengerposter.jpg

After all, it sez right on the movie poster that he's "The first superhero from New Jersey!" :P

 

 

Hells yeah on that one Keef :bowdown:

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The fanboy in me saids"Fuck yeah,how cool".

 

Right on! :beerbang:

 

My co-workers and I were discussing this earlier today and we've decided that if Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky and Detroit's gonna get a statue of RoboCop, then New Jersey (our home state) needs a statue of the Toxic Avenger.

 

Toxic_avengerposter.jpg

After all, it sez right on the movie poster that he's "The first superhero from New Jersey!" :P

 

 

Hells yeah on that one Keef :bowdown:

It's got my vote as well.

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Are they going to get Babylon AD to perform at the unveiling?

 

Hahaha, they definitely should!

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Funny interview with one of the movers and shakers behind the RoboCop Statue Project:

http://io9.com/#!5766421/first-look-at-detroits-new-robocop-statue

 

Concept art:

robocopfront.jpg

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Here's even more Robo-Related fun!

 

Apparently RoboCop was HUGE in Asia. He starred in a number of Korean and Japanese TV commercials back in the day, pimping various products...

 

Who wants some RoboCop Fried Chicken?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pOoSe2K5DU

 

Here he is in a commercial for some sort of noodle soup dish. Dig all the neat RoboCop merch you can apparently order from them. And I love how he keeps a pair of chopsticks in the leg holster where his gun usually is :rofl2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tUag07bW8w

 

Bug spray commercial. Apparently the only thing that RoboCop hates more than crime, is cockroaches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4unl4qs8cgw

 

Shilling for LG/Goldstar TV's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9sGxpgGbMs

 

Meanwhile here in the U.S., you could call Robo's 1-900 number! "Your call is linked to my weapons systems!" :blink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YardRZ4oQgo

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But this here is possibly the best RoboJunk of all:

 

robert-cop2.jpg

 

This is a Chinese bootleg "RoboCop" toy, which is named "RobertCop" in what I assume is an attempt to avoid copyright infringement :rofl:

 

RobertCop is quite the Net sensation, it would seem... he even has his own fan page on Facebook.

What I wanna know is, why "RobertCop 3?" Does this mean I somehow missed RobertCops 1 and 2? :blink:

 

All I know is, if I ever see one of these things, I am totally buying it. :rofl2:

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