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21st Jan '17 12:15:04 AM harryhenry
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* The notorious [=M25=] highway surrounding London is the stitched-together remnants of a much more ambitious plan called "Ringways". This system was designed to solve the city's traffic problems, and consisted of 4 different motorways around London for different purposes: 1 for the middle of London, 2 for the suburbs, 3 for greater London, and 4 for avoiding London completely). They completed parts of Ringways 1, 3, and 4 before the whole project was canceled in 1973. This was for many reasons, including unpopularity from the public, concerns over noise and the city's landscape being ruined, its sheer cost, and the Labour party (its biggest critics) gaining power from the GLC elections. Starting in 1975, the completed parts were stuck together and opened as the M25 in 1986.

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* The notorious [=M25=] highway motorway surrounding London is the stitched-together remnants of a much more ambitious plan called "Ringways". This system was designed to solve the city's traffic problems, and consisted of 4 different motorways around London for different purposes: 1 for the middle of London, 2 for the suburbs, 3 for greater London, and 4 for avoiding London completely). They completed parts of Ringways 1, 3, and 4 before the whole project was canceled in 1973. This was for many reasons, including unpopularity from the public, concerns over noise and the city's landscape being ruined, its sheer cost, and the Labour party (its biggest critics) gaining power from the GLC elections. Starting in 1975, the completed parts were stuck together and opened as the M25 in 1986.
21st Jan '17 12:14:27 AM harryhenry
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* The notorious [=M25=] highway surrounding London is the stitched-together remnants of a much more ambitious plan called "Ringways". This system was designed to solve the city's traffic problems, and consisted of 4 different motorways around London for different purposes: 1 for the middle of London, 2 for the suburbs, 3 for greater London, and 4 for avoiding London completely). They completed parts of Ringways 1, 3, and 4 before the whole project was canceled in 1973. This was for many reasons, including unpopularity from the public, concerns over noise and the city's landscape being ruined, its sheer cost, and the Labour party (its biggest critics) gaining power from the GLC elections. Starting in 1975, the completed parts were stuck together and opened as the M25 in 1986.



* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' was originally meant to parody multiple 8 bit games, such as Metroid, or River City Ransom. But the comic didn't go that route, and stuck to parodying VideoGame/FinalFantasyI.

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* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' was originally meant to parody multiple 8 bit 8-bit games, such as Metroid, or River City Ransom. But the comic didn't go that route, and stuck to parodying VideoGame/FinalFantasyI.
15th Jan '17 2:02:55 PM Pinokio
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* Creator/SethGreen made a proposal to Creator/{{Hasbro}} to release Apocalypse Pony toys, based on a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' parody in ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''.
12th Jan '17 8:55:28 AM Mario1995
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* ''Earthquake: The Big One'' was first planned to be a trolley ride through a crumbling San Francisco, but with both financial and technical limitations, the decision was made to duplicate the same Earthquake subway scene from the Hollywood Studio Tour. The only remnant of the original plan was the trolley house design of the attraction's entrance.

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* ''Earthquake: The Big One'' One''
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was first planned envisioned to be a trolley ride through a crumbling San Francisco, but with both financial and technical limitations, the decision was made to duplicate the same Earthquake subway scene from the Hollywood Studio Tour. The only remnant of the original plan was the trolley house design of the attraction's entrance.entrance.
** Universal was eager to build a version of ''Earthquake'' at Universal Studios Japan during that park's construction. Unfortunately, the country's notoriety of being home to multiple strong and devastating earthquakes over the years caused executives to fear a backlash. Universal instead went with a duplicate of the Hollywood ''Backdraft'' special effects show in its place.
7th Jan '17 1:31:08 PM Angus_Old
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* The Jaguar XJS was originally meant to be mid-engined. A styling cue left over from the original design is the C-pillar shape, made to accomodate vents for an engine behind the seats.
** The same car also had a Daimler version considered in the 1980s, colloquially called the Daimler-S and having normal-styled C-pillars.



* The Mercedes CLS could have never seen production, if not for an executive seeing an employee-made drawing of "a Jaguar built by Mercedes" and deciding to put it into production.



* During the preorder stage,the Jaguar XJ220 was advertised as having a naturally aspirated 542 HP V12 engine, based on the one used in the XJS and XJ12. However, due to yet unknown reasons, the final version delivered to customers ended up getting a 510 HP version of the 3.5 twin turbo V6 from the MG Metro 6R4 rally car.



* During the preorder stage,the Jaguar XJ220 was advertised as having a naturally aspirated 542 HP V12 engine, based on the one used in the XJS and XJ12. However, due to yet unknown reasons, the final version delivered to customers ended up getting a 510 HP version of the 3.5 twin turbo V6 from the MG Metro 6R4 rally car.
7th Jan '17 1:28:23 PM Angus_Old
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* During the preorder stage,the Jaguar XJ220 was advertised as having a naturally aspirated 542 HP V12 engine, based on the one used in the XJS and XJ12. However, due to yet unknown reasons, the final version delivered to customers ended up getting a 510 HP version of the 3.5 twin turbo V6 from the MG Metro 6R4 rally car.
3rd Jan '17 4:40:50 PM SteveMB
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*** ''WhatCouldHaveBeen/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
3rd Jan '17 12:05:27 PM Angus_Old
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* The 3rd generation Ford Focus had a Mercury counterpart, called "Tracer", originally being develeloped alongside, but the 2010 discontinuation of the Mercury brand led to the cancellation of the Tracer.
31st Dec '16 4:14:28 PM Pichu-kun
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* On ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'', according to [[https://www.mixcloud.com/djbobshow/the-dj-bob-show-a-berry-bear-reunion-christmas-at-the-big-blue-house/ this]], the song "What If?" from ''A Berry Bear Christmas'' was written to end with Bear himself singing about wondering what would happen if there was no Big Blue House. This was vetoed by show creator Mitchell Kriegman as a bit too much, as Bear was the rock that viewers were to rely on. So having Tutter worry about this was as far as they could go.

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* On ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'', according ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'':
** According
to [[https://www.mixcloud.com/djbobshow/the-dj-bob-show-a-berry-bear-reunion-christmas-at-the-big-blue-house/ this]], the song "What If?" from ''A Berry Bear Christmas'' was written to end with Bear himself singing about wondering what would happen if there was no Big Blue House. This was vetoed by show creator Mitchell Kriegman as a bit too much, as Bear was the rock that viewers were to rely on. So having Tutter worry about this was as far as they could go.go.
** Pip and Pop were originally Pummel and Pop, however Disney thought "Pummel" was too violent sounding. The original pilot (which has never been leaked or shown to the public) used the original names.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/BIRNKRANT Mel Birnkrant]] has done a ton of toyline pitches that could be listed in this category on his Website/YouTube page, most notably the second wave of Outer Space Men, a line called Invasion that is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, a neat take on the Rock Em Sock Em Robots concept called Gladiators, cool little bobbing toys called Its Alive, the aborted Maxx FX figures, a toy called My Pretty Pony that was beat to the punch by Franchise/MyLittlePony; but actually is far better designed, and most notably his Creatures line, which [[http://bogleech.com/creatures.html sorta got produced]] but has a lot of cool figures that never got made. All so damned cool, a shame that none of them were ever made.
** My Pretty Pony did come out. My Little Pony was actually a brand extension that proved much more popular.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/BIRNKRANT Mel Birnkrant]] has done a ton of toyline pitches that could be listed in this category on his Website/YouTube page, most notably the second wave of Outer Space Men, a line called Invasion that is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, a neat take on the Rock Em Sock Em Robots concept called Gladiators, cool little bobbing toys called Its Alive, the aborted Maxx FX figures, a toy called My Pretty Pony that was beat to the punch by Franchise/MyLittlePony; but actually is far better designed, and most notably his Creatures line, which [[http://bogleech.com/creatures.html sorta got produced]] but has a lot of cool figures that never got made. All so damned cool, a shame that none of them were ever made.
** My Pretty Pony did come out. My Little Pony was actually a brand extension that proved much more popular.
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* Bonnie Zacherle designed ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' as a unisex series but Hasbro thought that AllGirlsLikePonies and marketed as a female only series. As the years passed the toys became increasingly more feminine, eventually warping into the G2 and G3 we know of today. The series was stuck in the GirlShowGhetto for a long time and frequently made {{Shallow Parod|y}}ies of due to the apparent "Girly pastel unicorns and pegasus stuff for 6 year olds" concept until Lauren Faust made ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'', which was specifically designed to be entertaining for little girls and their family members.

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'':
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Bonnie Zacherle designed ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' as a unisex series but Hasbro thought that AllGirlsLikePonies and marketed as a female only series. As the years passed the toys became increasingly more feminine, eventually warping into the G2 and G3 we know of today. The series was stuck in the GirlShowGhetto for a long time and [[MyLittlePhony frequently made had]] {{Shallow Parod|y}}ies made of it of due to the apparent "Girly pastel unicorns and pegasus stuff for 6 year olds" concept until Lauren Faust made ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'', which was specifically designed to be entertaining for little girls and their family members.
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