I've been writing a lot lately about character design and changes in the design elements of Transformers from era-to-era and subline-to-subline and after writing down about the weirdness of Beast Wars designs and the more retro scifi/raygun look of Floro Dery's Movie designs I've been left wondering: who is it that designed what in the post-Movie era? The various -masters that aren't a reuse of a previous G1 mold don't quite seem to entirely fit the designs of the likes of Rodimus, Galvatron or Springer. Now its generally established that season 1/2 Transformers are a flat reuse of Diaclone, Microman and others molds and that the season 3 designs were more of an American-made thing but what about the 1987-onward designs? Were the Headmasters American-designed or did the post-movie era go back to Takara doing the design first? Was it a collab? Did Hasbro commission Japanese designers from then on to make new toy design first rather than animation model first?