First of all, forgive me if this thread has already been done. I wouldnt know The question is, Who created Optimus Prime? Im not talking about what company or which branch, Im referring to which individual came up with the idea of the character that he is? Now, most of us know the origins of TF. They were figures taken from a Japanese line called Diaclones repainted & given different names. It was a new thing for America & kids loved them etc. Optimus' figure was a repaint of a blue(or maybe red) character from the Diaclone(s). To get to the point, What individual person came up with the idea to repaint that figure, make him the leader of a team & give him the personality we are all familiar with?