Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Update 3.0 ~ Dream State & Chat Funkeys

The updates are ready today! When we logged in to UB Funkeys, we got the message that the 3.0 update was ready for download.

Funkeystown looks different immediately upon arrival. We found the Chat Funkey's game rooms and some Dream State game rooms, the Nightmare portal, and the Funkeys are "talking" to us now. Of course we can't go further than just exploring and see the outside until the newest Funkeys are available which will be sometime this summer (update on 6/13/08: We found the Dream State hub with Drift & Bones at a Toys R Us store in Northern Virginia).
There is one place you can check out now, that is Funkeystown Fine Rides. It's a new mart located in Funkeystown where you can buy cars, motorcycles, a buggy, and a tank.


Here are some images................

Hollar U.F.U.N.K. Studios:


Gabby Abbey, and the new Nightmare portal:




Wagg's University:




Funkeystown Fine Rides:


Drift's place:

ROM Nexus is in Laputta Station:


Rewind Roost in Funkiki Island:




When we signed on, we got this screen...........we're getting ready for the Chat Funkeys and multi player games!





33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool! I bet those dream portals (the inside of them) are going to be super dreamy. Man I could just drift off to bed and go to one of those portal! Oh, and the Funkey names are so cool. And the Funkeys are the coolest!

julie k said...

oh man im 34 my daughter and i are hooked on the u.b.s they are just so kool im a kool mom she says because i get her those trophies she is 8years old.

Robyn said...

julie k ~ That does make you a cool mom! Especially when you start buying the Funkeys for yourself!

Anonymous said...

My son has been collecting Funkeys since they first came on the market. He has a total of 48 so far. We just can't seem to find the Dream state Funkeys in our area.

Anonymous said...

bought my dream state on amazon for 28.00 plus tax. ouch!

Anonymous said...

Well I have the pleaure of helping my Grandson install his Funkeys. I was wondering if there is anywhere to get updates for the original disk. We just bought this yesterday and apparently there is a 3.0 and the disk is 1.0. Not a whole lot of information around to find out anything about these Funkeys without an extensive seardh. I have tried sevveral times to get update for one of the Funkeys and get "We are sorry but our Funkey engineers cannot find the new update on our server along with a phone number to call which I can not talk to anyone until Monday. I have downloaded the HUB patch, deleted the update folder and all that was suggested on the website. Any ideas on how to get the upgrade and to get this little fella going?

Robyn said...

I'm curious, can you log into the game other than not having the 3.0update? Because the update doesn't give you access to anything new at this point since the newest Funkeys aren't out yet. So as long as you have access to the games for the Funkeys you have, then the updates should come later. I'm not sure exactly how the updates work now for those who are starting to play, as far as the sequence of the downloads, since I started before any new updates.
From what I've heard, the updates still come through automatically, but some need to be triggered by playing some parts first (e.g. playing a Speed Racer game might trigger the 3.0 download, but I don't remember where I heard that so it might not be accurate).
Then there might be some that only come after you put a Funkey in the hub (e.g. For the Funkiki Island upate, we had to buy the right Funkeys first before the download came through), so I'm not sure if any of this info. will help.
I hope someone might post a better answer before tomorrow. If not, please let us know what the Customer Support person says about this!

Robyn said...

I posted the question over on the Funkey Fan Forum where more people might read it tonight.

Funkey Fan Forum

Anonymous said...

Do you have to get to the dream state hub to get into the dream states and nightmare rift?

Robyn said...

No, you don't need the hub, but you'll need Ptep, Vlurp, Sprocket, or Snipe to enter Nightmare Rift. And Dyer, Lucky, Berger, or Tank to enter Daydream Oasis (or Valley?). However, those Funkeys have not been released yet. And the Daydream portal has not been opened yet in the game (this is as of Monday, June 30th). That portal should be in another update that hasn't come through yet.
I apologize for that long answer. I suppose the short answer is just "No"!

Anonymous said...

Well KO's Grandma is back here. I posted a question the other day, and thank you Robyn for your help. We were having trouble with A UB Funkey. The Post date and time were June 29, 2008 8:16 PM. Well I called Customer Service yesterday and after about 45 min. they came to the conclusion that the problem would have to be passed along and I would receive a call in about 48 hours. We still can not get Drift to work. So I guess we will wait. She said I would have to wait on the update until CS called me back. She was very nice but the problem still exists. Thanks again for your help.
Grandma

Robyn said...

Thanks for that update, it must be very disappointing for your grandson.
So you stumped Mattel's customer service!
I hope they can help when they call back. If you get a minute to report back later after it's fixed, I'd love to hear the solution!
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

RE: June 29, 2008 8:16 PM
Well Grandma is back and I just got off the phone with Customer Support. They did not call me back so I called them. They are dumbfounded as to why "Drift" does not work and that I can not get the download for the little fella. Basically told me that they did not know what to do or how to help. "Bones" and "Wasabi" work fine. Guess we will put "Drift" on the shelf and let him watch.

Robyn said...

Thanks for the update. That doesn't sound right that they can't help you. You were probably one of the first with the problem. I hope they still have the case open & are working on it & will call you back.
When I had a problem months ago, they opened a case but didn't call back within the time frame. I, too, called them again and the problem resolved itself. But there still was someone from Mattel who followed up with me a while after.
If not, you can probably return the set. You could get Speed Racer instead!! And I have an extra Bones I can sell to you!
If you purchased the set at Toys R Us, they should take it back with no problem. They refunded my money once when my Speed Racer wasn't working, I took the whole set back.

lillacyro said...

hi i was just wondering if anyone knew who all the jem shards came from? i have a purple piece an i cant remember what map its from so i can go back an get the rest. Any clues would be helpfull, thanks.

Robyn said...

Purple comes from Funkeystown. The color of the gem shards match the color of the portal, so that's a good way to know.
The best piece of advice I could give anyone just starting the game is to keep track of which game you played when you got a shard. There's no way to know later when you're missing a shard & don't know which game to concentrate on.
I hope that helps!

Logan W. said...

Does any one know if you can get another gem from the same game you already got a gem from?

Daddy9941 said...

Regarding the gem shards, you can get one shard from each game and that's it. Like Robyn said, keeping track of what games you got shards from is very helpful.

A brief letter to the cool Grandma:
Because they haven't been stated yet, I'd like to cover the basics on updates. Forgive me if you already know all this - First, you need to be connected to the internet. I got the "Our technicians..." message when I lost my connection or forgot to connect in the first place. That means (like at my house) you need to "dial-up" if you have a dial-up connection. If you have high-speed then you should be fine, although you might want to double check that you are connected. Second, make sure you have the "check for updates" marked YES on the options screen. Then start playing and you should be prompted to get the download. If you get an error still, you may want to schedule a retry off peak hours. If you are trying to get updated at the same time as lots of other people, you and many others will get error messages as everyone jambs up the funkey's website.

As for having dial-up, please let me knoe if anyone finds a way to get updates off line!

Daddy9941 said...

I forgot one other tip - If you go through the download process and it doesn't seem to work right, try again using another login name. So long as the "check for updates" option is picked, the alternate login will spark another attempt to download. I went through this last weekend. The download went through but didn't seem to do anything. I made a new character and logged in, and it checked for downlads all over again. It worked right the second time. Plus, once the download is set up, you need to play the game for a minute for the "Mayor Sayso" intro to come up.

Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem as Grandma getting my son's Drift to work. We bought the new starter kit for the dreams and nightmares (his old funkeys collection "went missing" at a relative's - ghetto I know). It wouldn't update or anything. So I called customer support and after the man tried every avenue he could think of, he said that my Hub probably didn't work and they would send me a voucher for any Mattel product. He said it would come in 2 to 3 weeks but it came in a few days. So we went to the store and got the older starter kit with Bones and Twinx. It works fine and everything updated... including Drift.

Robyn said...

daddy9941 ~ I'm so glad you came by, that's great stuff you added here!

As for updates offline, I have heard that the Mattel support line has suggested asking a friend or someone with high speed internet to download to a disk & then you can install from that disk.

Robyn said...

Anonymous ~ thanks for sharing that, I'm glad to hear that they sent you a voucher. Hurray, Mattel! I hope that turned things around for your son because all that must have been disappointing.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone explain what the chat pack does? My son wanted it because it had a new funkey in it but I don't really want him "chatting" with other people on line even if they are funkey lovers...does it also unlock new games or is it just to chat??

Robyn said...

The Chat Funkeys only allow you the capability to chat, no new games, but they do have some fun interactive things in their marts that you can't get anywhere else. Please see some of my posts in August for more info. about the chat funkeys.
The chat is "safe" in that the phrases are already listed out to choose from, no one can interact freely (no free form typing....I think that's the phrase?)
There are other funkeys coming out soon, so that's another alternative, skip the Chats to save up for those instead! The next ones to come out will have new games!

Anonymous said...

i simply found the ptep and the vlurp and drift (and starter pack) at my neiborhood wallmart

Anonymous said...

I have a HORRIBLE Problem, i go into Laputta Station and i go to roms place... oh wait! ROMS BUILDING IS INVISIBLE/NOT ENTERABLE!!! I see it on the map but not where i stand, can somebody help me?

Anonymous said...

in ub funkeys when it asks you to fill in the info for the unique name it sais that word isnt known in terrapinia but i tried almost every word in the dictionary and i invented a few

Anonymous said...

if u can't get drift to work try uninsallin it work with my nibble

Daniel said...

Which dreamstate does Hollar access?

Anonymous said...

Hi. My son has the regular ub funkeys starter kit and today I bought him a Dream State individual guy, Waggs. The game recognizes him w/out any problems, but Waggs cant enter the Oasis or the Nightmare rif place. ??? Anyone know why? If he cant enter those places, it was a waste of money then right?

Anonymous said...

Waggs and Drift go to Funkeystown. Drift is near the Museum and Waggs is behind the Grand Funkey Station. They have the DreamState packaging because they were introduced at the same time.


the company does false advertising! the packages clearly state "Dream State".

Joche Funkeys Collector said...

No, the thing is there are only 4 Funkeys allowed to enter each dreamstate portal. Waggs and Drift can't enter those portals. Chats can't either. Only Berger, Dyer, Tank, and Lucky enter Daydream Oasis. Sprocket, Vlurp, Ptep, andSnipe enter Nightmare Rift. So you basically need the other ones. I checked in PR, and they had some NEW shipments stocked in Walgreens. THERE WERE ALL THE DREAMSTATES!!! I recommend the shops in PR.

Fred andJack said...

whenever i put in a newer funkey like those it says an error occored whilst our funkey technitions were bringing the new portal online! please help!!!