A friend of the Retroist site was kind enough to send me the pic you see above this morning…and my mind kind of exploded like that scene in Scanners. I quickly went to the Interwebs to seek an answer to see if this photo was the real deal, it certainly was and thanks to Mental_Floss we also learn that it was for a very good cause.
It was originally released in the December 26 Billboard magazine:
“Richard M. Nixon is escorted by RoboCop at a national board meeting of the Boys Club of America. The RoboCop character was on hand to call attention to Orion Home Video’s RoboCop RubOut promotion. Sweepstakes tickets, packaged with each “RoboCop” cassette, offer a number of instant prizes for retailers as well as $25,000 in donations to the Boys Club. The sweepstakes is part of a $3 million promotional effort launched by Orion in conjunction with the action-adventure film’s video release. The cassette will be available in video stores beginning Jan. 28 for a suggested list price of $89.98.”
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