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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: New York City Police Officer Paul Dean gets a handshake from a person dressed as 'RoboCop' outside the Toy Fair on 5th Ave 13 February in New York. A number of action figures were on the street to mark the opening of the fair. Photo Getty Images
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DETROIT -- Plans are moving forward for a Detroit statue of the fictional crime-fighting cyborg RoboCop.
    
The Detroit News reports Wednesday that a RoboCop model is being scanned at a studio in Canada. When the scanning process is completed, artists will create foam pieces that will be shipped to Detroit's Venus Bronze Works, where the parts of the statue will be cast.
    
Jerry Paffendorf, who is involved in the effort, says the statue "will have a physical, as well as conceptual, origin in Detroit." Location and a completion date are uncertain.
    
The 1980s science fiction movie was set in a futuristic and crime-ridden Detroit.
    
The movement for a RoboCop statue started last year after a social networking campaign exploded in support of the project, quickly raising $50,000 to make it happen.

Associated Press

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