Saturday, November 21, 2009

UB Funkey Rastro Costume

Here are some pictures of a Rastro costume sent in by Judi C. of Indiana. Her 6 year old son, Aaron C., is a fan of UB Funkeys and really wanted to go as Rastro for Halloween. His mother was up for the challenge even though she's not a seamstress, but she's made his costumes for him in past years.






If you're curious about how Judi made this, as I was, here is what she wrote: "I don't know how many hours I put into it, but the head did take the longest. It was paper mache using a punching ball as the base. I used a pattern for a super-hero costume for the body, just altering it a bit for the belt, arms/hands, and the feet. I probably would have used a pair of sweats as the base but couldn't find the darker gray. It probably would've saved some time."

Aaron has already told his mom he wants to go as Nectar next year, so I wish her good luck on that! ;)
We'll look forward to seeing more pictures next year!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Master Lox Costume

Here are some awesome pictures sent in by Jennifer L. of Troup Texas. Her 7 year old son, Alex L., was Master Lox for Halloween.

His dad put in about 20 hours making the mask. They used football pads for the large shoulders and different black capes they had from previous halloweens, other than that he was dressed in a black jogging suit.




That was a great costume, Alex!



If you all want to see another Master Lox costume, you can visit Frogboy's blog where he posted a picture of his brother's costume from a previous year's Halloween.


Please check back in the next day or two because I will be posting pictures of a Rastro Halloween costume.

Funkey Fever Clearance Sale

Tristan F. sent me an email about Funkey Fever closing. I didn't know that! That's sad news. They are closing on December 30, 2009 and are having a clearance sale on their UB Funkey merchandise.
Here's the message posted by Tamara, the owner:

Due to loss of interest from children and collectors, we are closing our website for good. I'm sorry to those of you who still show interest and help support our site but we cannot afford to continue. We will officially close December 30, 2009 and we will be selling all products cheap!! everything left will be on ebay after that date. I'm very sorry!

Goodbye and I will miss you all!

Tamara

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What's up with Zhu Zhu Pets?

I just read an article that these little pet hamsters called Zhu Zhu Pets are flying off the shelves of Walmart and ToysRUs, they are hard to find, and that people are buying them for higher prices off of Amazon.com and eBay. Sound familiar? It reminds me of UB Funkeys after every new release!


Just saw on eBay, I think it's worse than UB Funkeys because there are pages & pages posted every day! Walmart supposedly sells these things at $8 and they are selling on eBay for around $26 and up. But eBay is so flooded with, I wonder how soon it will stabilize and the winning bids will be only .99 cents.


















These are cute little critters and Liam does want a pet! :)



Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Funkey Halloween!

Happy Halloween! What's everyone going as tonight? I wonder if anyone has ever attempted to make a UB Funkey costume? If so, I'd love to see pictures.




Can you see Ptep in this picture?





Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ub Funkey Game Creator - Ace & Mulch

These 2 UB Funkeys are Liam's favorites now. He has a renewed interest in playing UB Funkeys because he's having a blast creating games, and also playing the games that others have created. We finally found Ace & Mulch at a KMart a couple of months ago.



Ace & Mulch are different from the other Funkeys in a couple of ways. They don't have a game that is already created, but instead you create the games! They are also different in the way that they each have a detachable piece which make them toys to play with as well.






These are some of the games that Liam enjoyed playing:
watchoutforgreens, by Onewa80
Skywarz1, by Verto
Spacebattle2, by Funkeylover
1st, by THEGMAN12
accenturer, by spruce
boomboompow, by orcestra

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I'd like to introduce Alec at ufunknews.blogspot.com

It was a couple months ago when I stumbled upon a blog called UFunk News after I saw it come across my google alerts and checked it out. I was very impressed with Alec and his writing and I was surprised that he didn't have any followers! So I signed up as a follower and then I wanted to share his blog on here. It took me a while to finally write something and I'm happy to see he's picked up some followers since then. If you have a minute to check it out, I think you'll like it as well and also want to follow!



Saturday, September 12, 2009

Blue Maul, Cruncher Block, Royalton, Speed Racer, and Taejo on eBay

Here's a good find on eBay that akaabbey shared with us:
These are all posted by the same person from Hong Kong.









Saturday, August 22, 2009

FunkeyFever.com is back up & running

Some of you may have noticed that the FunkeyFever.com web site was down for a couple months. There was a very unfortunate incident of a hacker bringing down their site & stealing from them. But the guy was caught and charged for the crime and now FunkeyFever.com is back up. The site is secure and they are ready for their visitors to return. So please show Tamara your support and stop by, maybe send an email of encouragement to her. She's been through a lot, so your support will keep her going on her hard work over there.

Funkey Fever has the Paradox Green Funkeys in stock, as well as the earlier series of Funkeys for those of you trying to complete your collection. Here's the link to their buying page: http://funkeyfever.com/retail.html

Monday, August 10, 2009

Wendy's kids meal UB Funkey Bobblehead

I believe this will be our limit on Wendy's kids meals, this is our second one and we got the bobblehead.


Here's a picture of the bobblehead with Nectar & Maul to give you an idea of the size in comparison to a real ("Playable") U.B. Funkey.


An interesting comment came through this morning on a previous post. Someone in Missouri didn't have luck getting a UB Funkey toy because they got there soon after they were gone. The Wendy's was selling more kids meals than usual because of the UB Funkey toys in them! I don't know who left the comment, but thanks! I am surprised because I didn't realize there was that much interest in UB Funkeys, but I sure am glad to hear they are popular.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tadd is my new favorite Funkey!

We found Tadd today and I have decided that he's now my favorite Funkey! He's so cute! (and I have no idea why there's an underline under all the text I'm typing, I can't get it off!)


Here they are, all 4 of our newest funkeys from Series 5: Nectar, Tadd, Maul, and Rastro.

(Note to Roco if you read this: I replaced the picture of Maul in my last post if you still want to use it as your avatar. Although your Rastro looks good, but if you still want Maul, the new picture I just put is much more in focus)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

We found Nectar, Maul, & Rastro from Series 5 UB Funkeys!



We finally found Maul, Rastro, and Nectar at a Target store.

I'll be back later to write more! I hope you all enjoy these pictures.










Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Hunt for Paradox Green/Series 5 UB Funkeys Is On!

It's that time again when we are obsessively stopping in at all the Target stores, ToysRUs, KMart, and Walmarts as the opportunity may allow. Liam & I have not had any luck yet. But it appears Roco, Akaabbey, Neos123141, Wear Wolf, Obsessed Funkey, and others have had better luck. eBay was the first place to find them, but now there are many reports of Paradox Green/ Series5 Funkeys at

KMART and TARGET!!!!


This is Roco's picture of his Very Rare (so far, everyone has got the VR ones) Rastro and Tadd. Roco's blog is funkeysfun.blogspot.com/


Please check back soon....
I'll be back with some pictures and links to blogs with good pictures. (If anyone wants to give me permission to post their pictures of PG Funkeys & link posted, let me know!)

Here is a list of product codes that Akaabbey got from the packages. You can call the store ahead of time to see if they are in stock.

UPC: Tadd - 027084779660, Rastro - 027084779653, Nectar - 027084780444, Maul - 027084780451, Ace - 027084778677, Mulch - 027084779684


Happy Funkey hunting!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

U.B. Funkeys toys are in Wendy's kids meals now....we got one!

Just a note that the UBFunkey toys aren't at every Wendy's yet, as of August 5th. There have been several disappointed families who went there specifically for the UB Funkey toy in the kid's meals. Sorry to hear that happened to you all. Thanks for writing in and letting others know. As April said she's going to do next time (in the comment section), it's a good suggestion to call the restaurant first if you're making a special trip there & aren't sure if your local Wendy's has them yet.

We got the 3-D puzzle game as the toy in the Wendy's kids meal. We usually only go to McDonalds because Liam has food allergies and we know McD's french fries are safe for him. But we made an exception today so we could see what kind of UB Funkey toys are there. And I ate the meal (no argument from me to eat the fries! More, please!)


Liam got a bit frustrated while trying to put the game together, put he finally made it work and now he's playing the game with his dad even though he should be going to bed! I'll let you know later if he thought it was a fun game.




Thanks, Frogboy! We're working on the code right now. Thanks for reminding me! On the UB Funkeys website it gave us a download for a map pack that contained 3 maps (Funkeystown, Funkiki Island, and Daydream Oasis). Of course for most of us veteran players, the maps are not anything new, but I could see how it might entice a new player to want to buy funkeys in order to enter those zones (which I'm sure is the whole marketing idea!)
And when we entered the code from our 3-D puzzle game into the UB Funkey game, this is what we got......


This next image is Liam's crib with the addition of the light green woodland creature

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Comic Con 2009 in San Diego starts today

Comic Con 2009 starts today and runs through Sunday. Oh, how I wish to be there! Not only might we get a chance to see some new UB Funkey prototypes, but there are also going to be Twilight-related things going on as well. I hate to fly, but I tell you this - I did not hesitate about thinking of getting on a plane if it was possible that I could go! But it was sold out.

Last year at the Comic Con is when we started seeing pictures of the Hidden Realm Funkeys (note: I just edited this, so if you read the post earlier, I had this part wrong) popping up on the internet. So, I'll be watching out to see what comes out of it this year! Also last year's convention is where Dot was available, so I'm curious to see if anything cool is there this year.


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Okay, so I just did some quick hopping around on the 'net to see if anything came out of Comic Con yet and someone did take pictures already. Nothing new. That's a bit disappointing. But I am impressed how pictures are up already. I thought it started today? It's 11:30 am on the east coast right now, so it's only 8:30 am in California. How'd they do that?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Great deals on UB Funkey Starter Kits

Most of you already have the starter hub, but if you need the Dream State funkeys, you can get some of them through Amazon.com for only $9.00 for this set of 4 with a hub! Wow! This could be a good gift for someone if you want to get your friends into them as well (so you can trade off Funkeys later!)



This caught my attention so I thought I'd share this information. I always love a good deal.

Warning to those with UB Funkeys Blogs

I just want to warn those of you who write UB Funkey blogs. Watch out for a nasty person who leaves nasty messages. They might try to use someone else's name....so please beware and don't assume they are who they say they are unless you can verify it through a blogger account.
If you want more information on this, you can email me so I don't have to put all this out publicly. I've been tracking their IP address, location, etc.

And to the person who likes to leave those nasty comments:

** This next part is directed only to one person. You know who you are. **

You are not as anonymous as you think you are. I will be reporting you. So you can cut it out now and stop wasting your time. I won't be allowing any of your comments through until you have something decent to say anyway. I actually don't even read your comments anymore as soon as I see the first curse word.

However, I would love to get a private email from you explaining:

1) Why do you visit UB Funkey web sites if you dislike them as strongly as you do? I can't figure out that one. I know you always come through the link from Funkeyfever.com, so what's up with that?

2) What exactly is it that you would like to accomplish through your comments? If it's a blog post for you, then here it is!

3) Are you really so unhappy that you need to put other people down? I just don't get it. Perhaps you should read "A New Earth" by Eckerd Tolley and you'll have a better understanding of why you feel that need. You are only human! But you can control that urge.

If you feel the need to send yet another comment (perhaps expressing your anger to this) if you read this, then try to use some proper language without the profanity, please. Show some intelligence and branch out in your vocabulary. You'll be glad you did. You'll look back at your actions when you are older and you'll be embarrassed about your behavior. Or at least I hope you grow into an adult who doesn't behave the way you currently behave on-line. Remember there are real people on the receiving end of all your actions, and I haven't done anything to you. If this blog bugs you so much, there's quite a simple solution. Do I need to spell it out? D-O N-O-T C-L-I-C-K T-H-E L-I-N-K

UB Funkeys coming soon in Wendy's kids meals



Daffyjeeps sent me an email with link last night about this. Superbryan left a comment this morning, so when I saw those 2 messages this morning after checking email, I thought this was something you all might like to know about!

Interesting. Here's a picture of the website, and a link if you want to go check it out:
wendys.com The UB Funkey toys are under "coming soon". I haven't heard of the date when this becomes effective, but I'm sure someone will let me know (I hope!) if they find out before I do, and I'll post it.

Looks like there is a bobblehead, a backpack clip, a 3D Board Game, and a couple of CD's with a game.

Monday, July 6, 2009

UB Funkey Fans are all around the world!

I am just amazed how far-reaching a blog can be on the internet. I shouldn't be amazed, but I still am! The image below might be too small to see, but it shows some of the recent visitors to my blog. It's a screen capture of my sitemeter for the blog. This shows you how there are UB Funkey fans all over the world. Not all of them have access to buying UB Funkeys (from what I hear), but maybe they are mostly curious because many of the visitors from other countries find my blog through searching google images.

Some of the visitor locations listed below are Italy, Croatia, Sweden, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Norway, Australia, UK, Belgium. That's just amazing to me! Very cool. And that's just one page, that spans approximately through an hour. I hope they all like what they saw!
Oh, if you can see the first one listed, it's East Aurora, NY. It's someone from Mattel, which always makes me nervous when I see them come! I really do hope they like what they saw and that I'm not doing anything disagreeable!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

This is for the Twilight Fans

This is a diversion from UB Funkeys for a minute here. But since there are probably quite a few of you who might be into the Twilight Saga, I thought I'd share a few interesting things I found.

[If you will be totally bored by reading this post, you can stop now and go check out Pteprock's blog where he posted pictures of inside Rastro's game room including items from the mart. Be warned that this could be a SPOILER. Even if you want to read this post, you can still check out his blog after you read this!!!!)

I recently became a fan of the Twilight Saga when I was going through the Lyme Disease stuff. That's why I wasn't updating this blog much at all during May & part of June, because I felt so miserable & exhausted. Funny thing is, after spending so much time for at least a month researching everything I could about Lyme Disease, I needed a diversion and something to take my mind off it. That's when I discovered Twilight. The funny part is that I felt transformed after my tick bite.....but unlike a vampire's bite turning someone into a vampire, my blood sucker only turned me into a Lymie. OK, not so funny to have Lyme Disease, but it was coincidental that there was somewhat of a parallel with my 2 obsessions.

It all started after I watched the movie on DVD, then I became curious about how different it was from the book. I was also curious about the books because almost everyone I know (including many moms, believe it or not!) was so hooked on the story. They would all say it was easy to read and they would go through them so fast & couldn't put it down so they were up late at night reading. I tried to avoid falling into that routine as long as possible, but I finally read Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) (by Stephenie Meyer), then New Moon (The Twilight Saga, Book 2) , and now I'm on Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3).
I am so fascinated how the screen writers and director can bring a book to life, although it's disappointing how they leave a lot of things and turn things around a bit in the story.

Even though I'm into the story now and read a little bit everyday because I do want to find out what happens next, I do find it funny how people can be fanatics about the movie, books, and actors. It's just crazy how it's turned into a franchise and so many things have spurned out from it. There are lunch boxes, director's notebook, life size cut outs of Edward Cullen & Bella Swan, and even dolls! Check it out.........

Twilight Action Figures: Edward and Bella 2-Pack

Now this would be a great surprise for someone who is a really big fan of Edward Cullen or the actor who plays him (Rob Pattinson)!



I'll admit, if I was much younger & still in school where I needed a lunch box, I probably would be asking my parents for one of these! I also saw one with more cast on it and one with Edward & Bella, but they were up around $ 89 and $ 99. Yikes!





Okay, there is a possibility I might order a bookmark if I was already placing an order for other things!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Peak Inside the Paradox Green Portal

** SPOILER WARNING **

We finally got the download to work thanks to the great support person at Mattel. With the help of a portal jammer (thanks, frogboy, for the idea!), we explored inside the Paradox Green portal and here are some sneak-peak images.































Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Paradox Green download is ready.....that's what they say! :)

Thanks to Ninjix and Jairo M. (you can check out his blog at funkeyman.blogspot.com) for sharing the news about the newest update available for Series 5, Paradox Green. Go check it out! I'm going to go do that too!


Okay, I've got it downloaded, but then it asks me to install Adobe Flash Player verison 10. Maybe that installation didn't work because I don't see anything new after the update. What have you all found so far?

I just saw on Frogboy's blog, a nice post about the updates: ubfunkeyworld.blogspot.com. Very clever, he used a portal jammer to go into the portal and he has some screen shots posted on his blog. Nice playlist as well! I'm really lov'n the Aerosmith song playing on his blog right now! I'm just glad you guys can't hear me singing right now. lol

Roco left a message saying he posted pics on his blog. I'll go check that out! I also really love the Crash song by Daughtry playing on this blog! Liam likes it because it's one of the Bionicle songs.

More pictures here on Onewa80's blog: onewa80blog.blogspot.com . And he has a template to create your own Paradox Green Funkey.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

One Funkey A Week: Vroom & Super Vroom Ball

ONE FUNKEY A WEEK

This week will be Vroom & Super Vroom Ball!


This is now over a month long overdue, but we're trying to pick back up on it. Vroom wasn't on our original schedule to come up yet, but I liked the idea of Vroom for 4th of July that someone left as a comment in our first post about One Funkey A Week.

Are you up for the challenge? Who has the highest score so far? I know I'm not good at this one, so my score isn't all that good. I'll be back to post some scores to beat a little while later.




Vroom's profile:

Saturday, May 9, 2009

One Funkey A Week: UB & Museum Mask Mayhem

******* Keep UB Funkeys Alive! *******
ONE FUNKEY A WEEK
The Challenge Begins Today!
U.B. is the Funkey this week (even though he's not actually a Funkey) and the game is MUSEUM MASK MAYHEM
Are you up for the challenge? We're picking one Funkey a week to challenge you to play. You don't need to play everyday...but you could! Play that Funkey at least once, or more if you wish, and come here to post a comment with your high scores, how many coins you won, and any item or trophy you won from the game, or anything you want to tell us.
There are no prizes, just fun! And you'll help keep the Funkeys alive.
Liam calls this a COIN BOOST. As you're playing the games each week, your coins will start adding up. So even if you've already bought everything in the Funkey Marts that you want up 'till now, you'll be saving up and ready for when the new series comes in the Fall.

So let's get started and play Museum Mask Mayhem!

This week's game will run from this Saturday, May 9 until next Sunday, May 17th.