This has been a very busy month for RoboCop. It all started with a Tweet to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, suggesting a RoboCop statue for the City of Detroit. At least the Mayor was gracious even though he may have thought it was the most preposterous idea he ever heard. The idea caught fire despite the lack of corner office support, and an ardent group of RoboBackers has raised over $60,000 to make the dream a reality. While it may seem frivolous to some, what is wrong with having a little fun? Besides, perhaps the gawkers will patronize the local restaurants surrounding the site. The statue will be erected in TechTown, near Wayne State University.
In response to the publicity the idea has received, Peter Weller, RoboCop himself, encourages people to support RoboCharity – the effort that has spawned off of the publicity in order to support Forgotten Harvest. Forgotten Harvest collects left over foods from restaurants in the Metro Detroit area and delivers the surplus to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and others in need. While Weller previously released a slightly humorous video, he has taken off the RoboGloves here: