This week’s edition of Funko Friday will focus on the Pop! doll modeled after the sunflower from the game Plants vs. Zombies. This one is actually part of Jenn’s collection of Pop! dolls, as she likes them and loved that game. I spotted it at a vendor stand at the New York City Comic-Con in 2013 and picked it up for her.
When I look at it, it takes me back to the two straight weeks I spent playing that game on my computer after I had the infected sacs of horror I knew as my tonsils and adenoids removed over five years ago. Two weeks trapped inside, chugging water, sleeping, watching copious amounts of TV, eating applesauce and Jell-o, and playing Plants vs. Zombies until I beat it.
The objective of the game is to defend your house against a zombie invasion, staving off the undead hoards by planting defenses across your lawn. Those defenses take the form of various plants, each with their own abilities. The sunflower is crucial, as it catches sunlight, giving you the power to continue planting defenses. This tower defense game is incredibly fun, enabling you to build a stronghold and attempt to stop zombies of all kinds from entering your home and, well, eating your brains. Your last line of defense is a lawnmower on each lane of your lawn, but if the zombies get past those, they’ll be snacking on your gray matter.
Along with the sunflower Pop!, Funko also released the peashooter (one of the standard defenses), and three different zombies for this series. Last week’s installment of Funko Friday, featuring Bane from The Dark Knight Rises can be found here. If you’re a fan of Funko or toys in general, stop back here every Friday for a new feature! Until next time, keep calm and collect on!