Torratz, on 19 May 2010 - 03:10 AM, said:
I imagine there would have been problems re. detachability (does a morphed petpet revert when detached?), PPL eligibility, subsequent deflation of actual petpets, impact on economy, etc. I agree, they really weren't the best of ideas.
^ This. :) And a host of other things. The art was done and mistakenly uploaded before any decision had actually been made on whether or not we'd do them at all, so that's the only reason they're on Images.
Anyway! On to the items...
Petpet Morphing Potions
I already mentioned these were a mistake and won't be released.
Also already mentioned this was a mistake. It'll never be released either.
Armana and Isfet
These were before my time (I started at Neopets in 2002), but I discovered they ended up in NQ1 so that's wacky. They might have been deleted at some point, or they may have never been released at all. I'll have to do more research.
cloud_shoyruplushie_ball & the Sloth blasters
Intentionally unused prizes from Cloud Shoyru plushie and Sloth virtual item codes. Maybe we'll make them into regular content later since we have the art.
Green Lutari (TCG) and Lutari Builder (TCG)
These are both flagged strangely in our TCG admin (the one we used when we were making the cards), so they're not seen as part of the Travels set and were never released. There actually appear to be a few more of them, too. This will take a while to work out, but we'll get them all added eventually.
Green Yurble Gnome
Okay, this one is a little complicated. :) The notes you have are semi-correct. Green Yurble Gnome is actually supposed to be a Christmas one that was announced on Dec 22, 2007, whose art overwrote the original Orange Yurble Gnome. You don't have an MIA item for a Christmas version of the Blue Meerca Gnome, but it was announced the same day and screwed with the original Blue Meerca Gnome also. So, basically, Orange Yurble Gnome and Blue Meerca Gnome are staying as is and chances are low that we'll find the art for the missing set, but if we do, we'll release them as new gnomes.
ids_hidden_oasis & ids_sand_cake
These were just announced today by sheer coincidence! I ran a grep to find the filenames and the file for today's news popped up. I got really confused for a second. :P Anyway, they'll be released with the other stuff for today.
Yeeeeaaaaah... a mistake. No one caught that there's no Split Petpet Paint Brush until after it was announced and we went to release it. >_< We have a rule that we don't go back and edit old news (unless it's really, really important), so that's why we didn't take it out.
Yup, one already existed. This will never be released.
Duplicate item. As you noted, it already exists as toy_zurroball.
We were able to release these, though:
boo_faerie_vacana - http://items.jellyne...&showitem=30050
coff_darigan_decaf - http://items.jellyne...&showitem=37038
coff_maraquan_blend - http://items.jellyne...&showitem=37039
I think that's it! If I skipped one, lemme know. :)