I've watched a lot of these "designer desk" type videos, and I'd like to be proven wrong, but it still looks to be what the Hasbro designers do is nothing more than“concept design”, or maybe "art direction". The concept design looks nothing like the final product because Hasbro had no clue how it'd all actually work. Same with the prototype, it was more for "concept proof" and more importantly costing purposes I guess. And I assume this is when the engineer comes in, not to actually do the design, but to work out plastic weight, parts count etc. to ensure profitability. Then based on all this Hasbro work out design guide lines and send to Takara where the actual magic takes place. Oh btw I'm 99% sure those sketches are done by Shogo Hasui, not Hasblow. Shame he's not acknowledged at all. John Warden actually does a good job acknowledging the TT designers, who imho are the real miracle workers, at conventions; anything too corporate, TT just fades into one of "our global partners".