The RoboCop remake is finally making its way to DVD and Blu-ray, and the city of Detroit (ever proud of their metal icon) has decided to celebrate in some rather unique ways. They’ve been working on a RoboCop statue to grace their city, but it looks like that has been put on hold for a bit. Instead, they’ll be having the mechanical police officer throw out the first pitch at the Tigers vs. Blue Jays game today.
The appearance of RoboCop at the Tigers game will be a pretty big event. They plan on having his motorcycle on display as well as giving away free RoboCop cheer cards to the first 10,000 fans. Hopefully, RoboCop manages to toss a better opening pitch than 50 Cent did, or the city may disown him.
And now for the bad news… The grand statue of RoboCop will not get his unveiling quite yet. There was supposed to be a meet-and-greet with the Detroit Police Department as well as the first appearance of the statue, but it’s no-go. The bronze tribute to the best cyborg police officer ever will be delayed. There’s no word yet as to when they expect to have the statue finished and ready for the public, though Fox Home Entertainment has put out this brief statement:
“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.”
Sorry, Detroit. Looks like you’ll have to wait a little longer. Let’s just hope that the statue does RoboCop justice, or it may end up as Detroit’s most popular spot to vandalize.