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16th Feb '17 8:44:52 PM Pinokio
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** The 2001 Transtech toy line would have introduced a techno organic appearance.

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** The 2001 Transtech toy line would have introduced Transformers with a techno organic appearance.
10th Feb '17 12:29:35 PM ultimomant
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** In the scene where Blade Dancer steps in to stop Junior from attacking Xenilla, Junior would have been releasing so much heat that her sword melted. Tarbtano changed his mind when he realized if Junior was hot enough to do that, Blade Dancer's body would catch on fire. Tarbtano thought such a cool moment wasn't worth breaking the willing suspension of disbelief.


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** The Generation 1 Tirek would have appeared as a villain, until "Twilight's Kingdom", which revealed the Generation 4 Tirek, aired. Starlight Glimmer would have been an antagonist, but Tarbtano wanted to wait until Season 5 was over to learn more about her. Starlight's older sister Moonbeam was then created and used as a minor antagonist.
3rd Feb '17 10:20:38 AM Larkmarn
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* ''FanWorks/TechnoTheCyborg''
** ''VideoGame/TechnosWorld1'' was originally going to have these plans, but were [[DummiedOut dissapointedly removed]] due to Kai's support inspiring Techno to [[ThrowItIn make it a crossover]] with ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet''.
*** CA-Assist as the navigator.
*** The Hub.
*** Chrome's time portals.
*** Cyber Canyon fight scene.
2nd Feb '17 1:12:27 PM Angus_Old
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* Volkswagen could have not existed at all, if not for the British major Ivan Hirst reopening the KDF-Wagen factory after World War II and renaming the product to "Volkswagen Type 1", colloquially known as the Beetle.


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* The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow's original nameplate was "Silver Mist". Fortunately, someone noticed that "mist" means "manure" in German, and the car was quickly renamed, with new badges fitted just before the debut.
* In order to turn the Rolls-Royce Phantom into "the ultimate luxury car", BMW was considering fitting it with a 9.0 V16 engine. However, such a car would be too expensive and compliceated for production. The only publically-seen prototypes were the ones starring in ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn''
2nd Feb '17 1:02:57 PM Angus_Old
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* In the 60s and 70s, British Leyland worked on a hatchback that would replace the original Mini. However, such a design has never reached production.

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* In the 60s and 70s, British Leyland worked on a hatchback that would replace the original Mini. However, such a design has had never reached production.production. Instead, a bigger hatchback was designed and released in 1980 as the Austin/MG Metro.



** Its name was originally planned to be "Rustica", but someone pointed out that given Fiat's reputation for corrosion, a name containing the word "rust" shouldn't really be considered for any of the brand's products.



* In the late 1980s, BMW was working on the idea of a V16-powered car. There even were a few prototypes of a 6.6 V16 7-Series built, based on the 750i and nicknamed "766i" or "Goldfish", but such an engine ended up being too complicated for a production car.
* The BMW 8-Series had a 550 HP version called "M8" considered, so that BMW would have a rival for the Ferrari 456GT. However, the car never ended up hitting production.



* Caterham tried to release a car based on the 2017 Renault Alpine, being in an alliancemwith the latter. Unfortunately, the British company did not have the money it took to design the new model and the car ended up existing only in the digital form and as clay models.

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* Caterham tried to release a car based on the 2017 Renault Alpine, being in an alliancemwith alliance with the latter. Unfortunately, the British company did not have the money it took to design the new model and the car ended up existing only in the digital form and as clay models.



* Lamborghini wanted to release a mid-engined 4-seater called "Espada" in 2008. The car was planned to be built using a stretched Gallardo spaceframe and mechanics, but never saw a release.

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* The Lamborghini LM001 was a civilian adaptation of the Cheetah, a military prototype that had too high fuel consumption to be accepted, and might had not existed if the Cheetah got greenlit for army service.
* Lamborghini wanted to release a mid-engined 4-seater coupe called "Espada" in 2008. The car was planned to be built using a stretched Gallardo spaceframe and mechanics, but never saw a release.release.
** Later, the company was tooling with the idea of building a front-engined 4-door sedan, like the prototypical Estoque, but instead settled on developing an SUV, the Urus.



* In the 80s, Ford decided that the 4th generation Mustang would be a Mazda 626-based FWD coupe. Instead, due to public outcry the 44th generation Mustang was an RWD car, and the FWD coupe was released as the Ford Probe, slotting below the Mustang.

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* In the 80s, Ford decided that the 4th generation Mustang would be a Mazda 626-based FWD coupe. Instead, due to public outcry outcry, the 44th 4th generation Mustang was an RWD car, and the FWD coupe was released as the Ford Probe, slotting below the Mustang.


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* The Honda Fit/Jazz's name was meant to be "Fitta". There even were commercials and press photos showing the car with such badging, but the mockery by Scandinavian press (as "fitta" sounds similar to a few Scandinavian vulgar terms for female genitals) led to a name change.
* The Daewoo Matiz's design was drawn for the Fiat Seicento. However, Fiat turned the offer back, and instead, the design was bought by Daewoo, with a pair of rear doors added.
29th Jan '17 12:33:51 AM Angus_Old
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* The McLaren-Mercedes partnership had 3 cars planned after the SLR: a mid-engined supercar, codenamed "P8", competing with the Ferrari F430 or Lamborghini Gallardo, a more powerful version of the P8, codenamed "P9" competing with the Ferrari 599 or Lamborghini Murcielago, and a completely different car, codenamed "P10" and replacing the SLR. However, the partnership ended up splitting, due to different visions on it, and only the P8 ended up hitting the market as the McLaren MP4-12C, and with McLaren's own 3.8 twin-turbo engine, not the AMG 6.3, as originally planned.
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''
** The ride
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.
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