Shouji Kawamori

Date of Birth: February 20 1960 Hometown: Toyama Japan A little known fact is that early in his career Kawamori had worked with Takara on designing toys for the Diaclone series many of which eventually went on to the Transformers line. Most notable of these designs were Battle Convoy Optimus Prime Datsun Fairlady Z Robo Prowl/Bluestreak/Smokescreen and Nissan Cherry Vanette Robo Ironhide/Ratchet. In 2006 Kawamori returned to his roots by designing the Hybrid Style Convoy and Masterpiece Starscream toys.