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20th May '17 2:19:44 PM nombretomado
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** Leonard, who is basically TheHero by now, had initially been planned as an Expy of ''[[ValkyrieProfile Lezard Valeth.]]'' The only vestige of this still remaining is his Dark Magic type and last name, Valenth.

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** Leonard, who is basically TheHero by now, had initially been planned as an Expy of ''[[ValkyrieProfile ''[[VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile Lezard Valeth.]]'' The only vestige of this still remaining is his Dark Magic type and last name, Valenth.
17th May '17 9:01:20 AM MarkLungo
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** A bigger WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/{{Kenner}} in 1986-87 put together [[http://theswca.com/images-speci/85LineExt/ a massive pitch]] to, in essence, create the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse five years before there WAS an Expanded Universe so they could make more toys.

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** A bigger WhatCouldHaveBeen: example: In 1986-87, Creator/{{Kenner}} in 1986-87 put together [[http://theswca.com/images-speci/85LineExt/ a massive pitch]] to, in essence, create the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse five years before there WAS ''was'' an Expanded Universe so they could make more toys.



** A similar case happened with the ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' figures. The back of the only wave of figures released teases figures of Adamai, Kriss Krass and Grougaloragran that never happened.

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** A similar case happened with the Bandai's ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' figures. The back of the only wave of figures released teases figures of Adamai, Kriss Krass and Grougaloragran that never happened.



** Gisselle from ''Enchanted'' was to be included, but was cut because she was only in a half-animated film, and Disney would've had to pay all the money made by Gisselle to her actress, Amy Adams. Likewise, Anna and Elsa were to be included, but because of the success of ''Frozen'', they have not been included, though they still me in the future.

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** Gisselle from ''Enchanted'' ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' was to be included, but was cut because she was only in a half-animated film, and Disney would've had to pay all the money made by Gisselle to her actress, Amy Adams. Likewise, Anna and Elsa were to be included, but because of the success of ''Frozen'', they have not been included, though they still me in the future.



** 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 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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** 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 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 Creator/LaurenFaust made ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'', which was specifically designed to be entertaining for both little girls and their family members.



** Bubbles is a yellow pony with a blue mane and tail, but was originally completely blue and in a standing pose instead of sitting. G3 Minty is green with pink hair, but was originally going to be entirely green. There are [[http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Prototype_Ponies several ponies]] who had their poses changed, or sometimes their colors or races (earth pony, unicorn, Pegasus, etc). In G3 a winter version of the Cute Curtsey carriage was created, and apparently even had an ad in Australia, but never released.
* Several figures in Kenner's Franchise/JurassicPark toyline did not make it past prototype stage, although some were released in later toylines (the Bull T-Rex in the sequel's toyline, for example, was originally designed for the second wave of the first movie's toys). The best example is probably the Chaos Effect toyline. [[TheScrappy Widely disliked by fans]] due to weird concept of {{Mix and Match Critter|s}} hybrid dinosaurs and bizarre colour choises (all the dinosaurs were painted in eye-searingly bright neon colours), it didn't do much better with the general public eighter, and poor sales let to the cancellation of the actually pretty cool Ultimasaurus figure (the biggest new dinosaur figure in the series, which was essentially the combination of traits from all the most badass dinosaurs) and the entire second wave of toys. Prototypes of the Ultimasaurus occasionally appear on ebay, but the second wave never seems to ahve made it very far in the developement, as all that exists of it are a few picutes in a promotional cataloque showing repainted versions of existing toys.
** Chaos Effect is in itself an example of this. One of the people involved in the production of the toyline once made a post on JPtoys.com (this was years ago, so it may have been deleted since) where he expained that the toyline was originally going to be tie-in to an animated series, and the bizarre aesthetic choises such as the weird colour schemes and the lack of details like scale on the new scultps were done to match the cell-shaded artstyle of the cartoon. The cartoon never seems to have made past early design phases, but Kenner went ahead with producing the toyline anyway.

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** Bubbles is a yellow pony with a blue mane and tail, but was originally completely blue and in a standing pose instead of sitting. G3 Minty is green with pink hair, but was originally going to be entirely green. There are [[http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Prototype_Ponies several ponies]] who had their poses changed, or sometimes their colors or races (earth pony, unicorn, Pegasus, etc). In G3 a winter version of the Cute Curtsey carriage was created, and apparently even had an ad in Australia, but was never released.
* Several figures in Kenner's Franchise/JurassicPark ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' toyline did not make it past prototype stage, although some were released in later toylines (the Bull T-Rex in the sequel's toyline, for example, was originally designed for the second wave of the first movie's toys). The best example is probably the Chaos Effect ''Chaos Effect'' toyline. [[TheScrappy Widely disliked by fans]] due to weird concept of {{Mix and Match Critter|s}} hybrid dinosaurs and bizarre colour choises choices (all the dinosaurs were painted in eye-searingly bright neon colours), it didn't do much better with the general public eighter, either, and poor sales let to the cancellation of the actually pretty cool Ultimasaurus figure (the biggest new dinosaur figure in the series, which was essentially the combination of traits from all the most badass dinosaurs) and the entire second wave of toys. Prototypes of the Ultimasaurus occasionally appear on ebay, Website/EBay, but the second wave never seems to ahve have made it very far in the developement, development process, as all that exists of it are a few picutes pictures in a promotional cataloque showing repainted versions of existing toys.
** Chaos Effect ''Chaos Effect'' is in itself an example of this. One of the people involved in the production of the toyline once made a post on JPtoys.com [=JPtoys.com=] (this was years ago, so it may have been deleted since) where he expained explained that the toyline was originally going to be a tie-in to an animated series, and the bizarre aesthetic choises choices such as the weird colour schemes and the lack of details like scale on the new scultps sculpts were done to match the cell-shaded artstyle of the cartoon. The cartoon never seems to have made past early design phases, but Kenner went ahead with producing the toyline anyway.
17th May '17 6:56:53 AM CaptainTedium
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* Creator/{{Galoob}} was going to release a line of figurines based on the ''WesternAnimation/GarbagePailKidsCartoon'' and at the time had made prototypes based on all of the main Garbage Pail Kids except for Terri Cloth as well as prototypes for figures of Trash Can Ken, Michelle Muck, Trashed Tracy, Alien Ian, Janet Planet, and Toothy Ruthie.

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* Creator/{{Galoob}} was going to release a line of figurines based on the ''WesternAnimation/GarbagePailKidsCartoon'' and at the time had made prototypes based on all of the main Garbage Pail Kids except for Terri Cloth as well as prototypes for figures of Trash Can Ken, Michelle Muck, Trashed Tracy, Alien Ian, Janet Planet, and Toothy Ruthie.Ruthie, and Libert Libby. Unfortunately, unfounded parental complaints about the cartoon resulted in the show never getting to air on television, and the abrupt cancellation put the kibosh on the planned toyline.
17th May '17 6:51:53 AM CaptainTedium
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* Creator/{{Galoob}} was going to release a line of figurines based on the ''WesternAnimation/GarbagePailKidsCartoon'' and at the time had made prototypes based on all of the main Garbage Pail Kids except for Terri Cloth as well as prototypes for figures of Trash Can Ken, Michelle Muck, Trashed Tracy, Alien Ian, Janet Planet, and Toothy Ruthie.
6th May '17 12:11:55 PM PeabodySam
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** ''WhatCouldHaveBeen/DinoAttackRPG''



* There are so many unused story plans for Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/DinoAttackRPG they have their own page]].
3rd May '17 5:35:29 AM AgProv
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', Creator/AAPessimal has taken the sort of threads and hints Terry Pratchett left in his novels and expanded on them; one-shot or one-line cameo characters get whole stories, for instance. It has been noted that a handful of hints, random pointers and one-line jokes in the early Discworld books, that suggested an Australia-like place existed there, eventually blossomed into fruition as [[{{Discworld}}/TheLastContinent a whole novel]]. Pessimal noted the books have just as many hints, one-liners and pointers to the existence of a South Africa-like place on the Disc. Indeed, on his death, Pratchett had an outline novel sketched out that would have explored the Discworld "Africa" in at least as much detail as he gave to Australia. Discworld's "South Africa" is realised more fully in Pessimal's world. Indeed, the whole of the "African" continent is visited by travellers in the tale ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/1/Gap-Year-Adventures Gap Year Adventures]]'' - a fair stab at the ground Terry P might have covered in the never-now-to-be-written ''The Dark Incontinent''.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', Creator/AAPessimal has taken the sort of threads and hints Terry Pratchett left in his novels and expanded on them; one-shot or one-line cameo characters get whole stories, for instance. It has been noted that a handful of hints, random pointers and one-line jokes in the early Discworld books, that suggested an Australia-like place existed there, eventually blossomed into fruition as [[{{Discworld}}/TheLastContinent [[Literature/TheLastContinent a whole novel]]. Pessimal noted the books have just as many hints, one-liners and pointers to the existence of a South Africa-like place on the Disc. Indeed, on his death, Pratchett had an outline novel sketched out that would have explored the Discworld "Africa" in at least as much detail as he gave to Australia. Discworld's "South Africa" is realised more fully in Pessimal's world. Indeed, the whole of the "African" continent is visited by travellers in the tale ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/1/Gap-Year-Adventures Gap Year Adventures]]'' - a fair stab at the ground Terry P might have covered in the never-now-to-be-written ''The Dark Incontinent''.
3rd May '17 5:34:16 AM AgProv
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', Creator/AAPessimal has taken the sort of threads and hints Terry Pratchett left in his novels and expanded on them; one-shot or one-line cameo characters get whole stories, for instance. It has been noted that a handful of hints, random pointers and one-line jokes in the early Discworld books, that suggested an Australia-like place existed there, eventually blossomed into fruition as [[{{Discworld}}/TheLastContinent a whole novel]]. Pessimal noted the books have just as many hints, one-liners and pointers to the existence of a South Africa-like place on the Disc. Indeed, on his death, Pratchett had an outline novel sketched out that would have explored the Discworld "Africa" in at least as much detail as he gave to Australia. Discworld's "South Africa" is realised more fully in Pessimal's world. Indeed, the whole of the "African" continent is visited by travellers in the tale ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/1/Gap-Year-Adventures Gap Year Adventures]]'' - a fair stab at the ground Terry P might have covered in the never-now-to-be-written ''The Dark Incontinent''.
30th Apr '17 7:19:57 AM ZimFan89
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** Episode 12 was originally titled "Norlock vs the Knock Offs", until the author realized that he spent more time fighting Slab Rankle than the ''Twilight'' parody's cast. So it was changed to "Norlock vs the Mall".
25th Apr '17 1:52:50 PM Lymantria
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* In the mid-2000s BMW wanted to release a range of 3 crossovers being the middle ground between their wagons and the X SUVs. These vehicles were meant to be based on the 3-Series, 5-Series and 7-Series, respectively named V3, V5 and V7. The 7-Series-based vehicle never saw production, while the 3-series and 5-series-based ones morphed into the GT versions of these cars.

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* In the mid-2000s BMW wanted to release a range of 3 crossovers being the middle ground between their wagons and the X SUVs. These vehicles were meant to be based on the 3-Series, 5-Series and 7-Series, respectively named V3, V5 and V7. The 7-Series-based vehicle never saw production, while whiule the 3-series and 5-series-based ones morphed into the GT versions of these cars.



* According to designer Creator/JohnBorg, the ''Pinball/JurassicPark'' pinball was originally intended to be a [[LicensedPinballTable licensed game]] based on ''WesternAnimation/CadillacsAndDinosaurs''.

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* According to designer Creator/JohnBorg, the ''Pinball/JurassicPark'' pinball was originally intended to be a [[LicensedPinballTable licensed game]] based on ''WesternAnimation/CadillacsAndDinosaurs''.''[[ComicBook/XenozoicTales Cadillacs and Dinosaurs]]''.
30th Mar '17 2:32:36 PM JudasZala
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* According to Creator/LarryDeMar, ''Pinball/TheAddamsFamily'' was originally designed with alphanumeric displays (instead of the new-at-the-time dot matrix displays), feeling that the dot matrix display's budget would be better spent on other parts of the game.
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