TFC#0 in short...
So, what does this mean exactly? Is this my whole collection of Transformers which I'm planning to share here? Collection #0 to be followed by #1, so on and so forth?
Of course not...don't really have alot to share anyway...humble...humble...
Walking down memory lane...somewhere in 2003, Takara after countless of reissues, decided to have another reissue of the ever-popular G1 Optimus Prime. While the basic accessories (ie. fists, roller, nozzle, pump, missiles etc..) remain intact, Takara felt IMO, a need to include an Energon axe which happens to be an iconic weapon used by Optimus Prime during his battles with Megatron.
I was made to understand that thereafter, subsequent releases of Optimus Prime (selected lines such as Robotmasters and Masterpieces, to name a few) included the axe. In most cases, it's the clear orange axe with the e-hobby exclusive Robotmaster Prime wielding a silver one.
Ok, back to the topic at hand...TFC#0 is a commemorative book-style reissue and is part of the Transformers Collection series/edition. #0 is Optimus Prime and ends with #21 Blaster. Optimus Prime is packed in a deluxe collector's box with velcro lid closure and comes with a binder for storing all the data / biocards in this series.
Again, this is one rarely-comes-out-on-Ebay item and even when you are able to find one, likelihood of it being priced out of the market is high. I've in fact searched high and low, tracking it all over the world to obtain this piece at an acceptable price but to no avail. Little would I know that I would find it under my nose in Malaysia! Hah!