Pippa, Peppa and Snappy are intelligent bugs from the future, which is ruled by the bugs. Interestingly it’s only about 8,000 years or so from now. That’s their timebuggy in TY 2.
The story of TY: Gunyip was going to be narrated by Lenny. So it would have changed and morphed as you went along. Boss would change stages as Lenny added to their weaponry to make the story bigger.
Gunyip was also going to start with TY and Shazza at a wedding but it would then reveal it was for Boonie’s Dad and Sheila when Bush Rescue got called out to an emergency. We’d return to a similar scene at the end but it would really be TY and Shazza’s wedding. At least that’s how Lenny tells it :)
Naomi dumped Sly and in Gunyip he ends up meeting the mysterious Ginger Knut, who turns out to be the leader of a gang of sky pirates, the Metal Skull. She’s trying to rescue her father from Boss Cass. Her half sister is Shade, who has joined the gang to help find her father.
The Talismans are kept under heavy security… well, in a cardboard box in the Bush Rescue garage, on the TOP SHELF!
Karlos sets up his own organization with a group of feral animals like Tabi the cat and Mix the Rabbit.
BONUS: TY 5 will feature a group of ancient warriors who are keepers of the original boomerangs. They are older and more powerful than the Bunyips. (For reals - I want to make TY 5 just to put these guys and gals in.)
In TY 2, Clarence was originally young Dennis when the game was about time travel. That jar he has in the concept are his baby brothers and sisters.
TY 2 again, Karlos was originally old Julius in the future who was forced to work for Boss Cass. There was also a Tasmanian Tiger/Dingo mix who was fighting for the resistance. We were never going to mention his parentage.
Finally Duncan and Betty are actually the designs for young Di and Bri, Ty’s parents. Which led to my favorite line “Struth! My parents are hippies!” I also wanted a scene where TY’s pants get ripped and young Di makes him a new pair of shorts from some of her leftover dress material.