Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Really, People? Over $350 for UB Funkey Dot? No,Really?

I am sitting here in total disbelief. P-Lease, somebody explain this to me!

There have been 3 Dot U.B. Funkeys sold on Ebay in the past week or so. One had 48 bids that drove the final price up to $355. Another had 72 bids, driving the price up to $365.51, the third was sold as a "buy it now" for $360.






Come on now, we all know I love U.B. Funkeys, right? Writing this blog for over a year now, I like to play the games every once in a while, I get excited when it's time to hunt for the newly released Funkeys and there's a thrill to finding them.

BUT, PLEASE.........$350 or more to buy Dot? My jaw hit the floor, and it's still there.

I mean, Come on, even "Obsessed Funkey" thinks that's ridiculous and she's obsessed!

Uh, oh, was it you AkaAbbey that bought one of them? LOL. I think she already has one.

To put this in perspective a bit more, I figured out that $350 could buy you 56 Funkeys from Target at their price of about $5.99 plus tax. Target sells some Funkeys for less, and so does Walmart, but I'm taking the conservative approach to make my point. You can vote in my poll (see sidebar) to let everyone know what you think!

Okay, I know I need to let this go, but just one more thing.......I would like to ask these people who were bidding on the Dots once it got over $200:

~ You do realize it's just a piece of vinyl, right?

~ If you want to play Dot's game, you can buy a "familiar" for A WHOLE lot less (it may not be available right now, but I would think it will come back around soon)

~ Mattel should be releasing Dot to retail stores at some point.

~ You have to pay with REAL MONEY if you win the bids on Ebay. Okay, just checking to be sure you know that. It's not just virtual coins like in the game.

Maybe I am just missing something here. Please, someone explain it to me!

42 comments:

Onewa80 said...

Well not many people have dot...

-80

Robyn said...

That is very true. Actually I do understand it for serious collectors. It would make a set/collection complete and more valuable to have this Dot as part of it. I've never been a real collector of anything in a serious manner, but I wouldn't knock it.

lilaq said...

ppl can be very dummy heads. 350 is not worth it. not even me and im so obsessed wit them!!!

joe said...

I got my dot for $ and it came with a poster. Check out my crib it's LW.
-Moo2482

joe said...

Sorry I meant $88. Check out my crib it is LW.
-Moo2482

joe said...

plz check out my new blog at www.funkeysgonewild.blogspot.com. Check out my crib it is LW.
-Moo2482

jairo m said...

$350 FOR 1 STINKEN DOT!, WHATS RONG WITH PEOPLE THESE DAYS?!?!?!?!?!?!?

jairo m. said...

HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD?!?!?!?!?

obsessedfunkey said...

My whole family are serious collectors of different things, but we have to draw the line somewhere. I don't have DOT,& I want her bad, but there is no way I would spend that kind of $ on 1 vinyl toy. Even if I knew it was the very last one! Mattel really needs to get with the program and release DOT. Then those who spent that much $ on her will feel real bad.

shadowzxd2 said...

hhaha wow...



*cough cough*
steelers won
*cough cough*
awesome 100 yds ever

Rebsingh said...

OMG. My jaw hit the floor and I screamed! GUESS WHAT? About 4 months ago, I saw Dot on eBay for about 30$ ending price. I asked my mom to bid and she said no!!She thought that was expensive and I told her that you cant find it in stores but she thought you could find it anywhere. She never believes me! Also, I asked for the K-Mart exclusive adventure pack and she said that we will find it at target! That made me laugh. I am going to Wal_mart on saturday and Im hoping I can get a funkey.She will probably say no though.... Nice find Robyn!

~Rebsingh

P.S. My new UB Funkeys name is Rebsingh, not Rishi517 so add me!

joe said...

Lol Rebsingh. Add me to your buddy list at Moo2482. Okay everyone go to Roms chat room at 4pm on saturday. And plz check out my blog at www.funkeysgonewild.blogspot.com. Check out my crib at LW.
-Moo2482

Anonymous said...

i rather get the familers.

-neos123141

chris said...

Robyn I won't vote in the poll because it doesn't have the option to not get any ub funkeys. I would rather spend $350 on a new couch for my living room! And if there was some spare money, then I would buy some funkeys.

I don't know if you can add another choice and if not I'll say 56 funkeys!

Nibbie24 said...

If I had that much money I would spend like 20$ on funkeys i couldb awesome video games

Steven (Comic Guy) said...

please go to http://stevenscomics-steven.blogspot.com/

chris said...

Everyone listen up! Neonmaster just emailed me and asks for everyone to visit his blog soon because he's back! :D Help me spread the word!

Anonymous said...

If you really need a Dot to make that collection look good then take one of those extra Bones (you know what I'm talking about :) and paint away!!!!

shadowzxd2 said...

i went to walmart looked around and found this hidden clearance isle

and i found chat packsand 2 dream state singles for 3 dollars!!!!!

bad news i have rom and rewind
and i want holler but i have boggle

and the two dream state singles are drift and ptep
i have both of them 2

Rebsingh said...

I have a question... Did MattyCollector.com ever release Dot? I dont think they EVER did or EVER will. *Sob*

~Rebsingh

neos123141 said...

familers are better so you don't have to pay over 350$

lilaq said...

i just got sprocket snipe and dyer!!! but lucky is super hard to find

akaabbey said...

LOL Sorry Robyn have been gone for a while & no I didn't buy that Dot!!...I did bye one for $40 when they 1st came out on Ebay.....& I thought that was a bit high but we got one ;)

u.b said...

you know that dot is at the sandigo comic con and vist my blog at zakstrock.blogspot.com

funkey said...

vist my blog at zakstrock@yahoo.com and tou only need 7 to get the dot shot throphy

lilaq said...

hey robyn....
ive heard tat ppl have gotton then new update with angus and familiars but i still dont have the update. it always happens to me and this time i cant uninstall and reinstall ubfunkeys to get updates b/c i lost the installation disc. so i wanted to ask u if u knew how i can fix this problem b/c i just got my sprocket snipe and dyer and their trophys. i worked to hard getting all the trophies and gem shards so i need help plzzz help me!!!

Rebsingh said...

Everytime i talk to someone on a chat thingy (Like on Rocos blog or candy bars and others) , they have NEVER heard of MY WebSITE! I am so aggravated! I might even shut my website down. No one visits. Only Roco visits. Its sad! Everytime, EVERYTIME! I ask! "No I havent heard of your site" "Who are you?"

They all know rocos and yours and oNikkios and others but NOT MINE! And no one posts on my forums! GARRGH!H!
I am so aggravated. Like I said, I might shut my site down! (Im not angry at you robyn!)


~Rebby

Robyn said...

Chris~ On the poll, the 3rd answer down should work for you.

Robyn said...

Lilaaq~ I've written a bunch of posts about the 4.5 update, so you can do a search using the Google search box on the sidebar & you should find your answer. I hope it helps!

Robyn said...

Rebsingh~ Please don't be discouraged. It takes time before you get regular traffic. I plan to write a blog about blogging soon. I've learned so much that I want to share. But the key is to keep at it and have good content. It does take time & work, but if you are passionate about it, it should pay off at some point. It can sometimes take a year for some blogs & websites to get more attention and start to come up higher on the search engines. Did you add Sitemeter or some other way to track traffic, like google analytics? You may be getting more visitors than you know.

Robyn said...

To "Funkey" ~ I've been getting tons of your comments, but I haven't put them through because you're not saying much except supposedly promoting your blog, which is really just an email address. So I'm confused about that.

This is directed to anyone who might send a comment about their blogs:
In general, I'm not going to put through comments anymore that are just saying to visit a blog, especially if it isn't even established yet. My advice would be to do more than one post first. Perhaps publish some regular posts over the course of a week or month, and then you can email or comment. If you have good content and you're serious, then I'll become a "follower" and post a link on this blog.
Good luck to all the new bloggers! I think it's great what you're doing, just keep at it and let yourself be creative.

Anonymous said...

Guys my final post is coming March 14, the day of my birthday! I am going to post something really cool. The bad thing is that I don't know what that cool thing will be. I am also having a comic contest on my other blog so any of you can join if you have the tools to make the comic. On that post I mentioned that Liam would like to do this. So Robyn, you can enter him in the contest if you want. All right I typed a lot.


-Steven

Steven (Comic Guy) said...

The Last who posted as anonymous is me Steven.

joe said...

Hey funkey fans! Can you help me figure out how to get a chat in my game room! Also rebsingh I love your websight and your youtube videos. Check out my blog at www.funkeysgonewild.blogspot.com. Check out my crib at LW.
-Moo2482

lilaq said...

yay i just got lucky so this means i can get the nightmare gem in the week off!!!!!!!!!

lilaq said...

well i got lucky but he mite come till end of week and sprockets game is another 1 of those games that i really hate but i mite just uninstall and reinstall b/c i found the disc but ill most likely wait till the new series comes and i heaRD THAT PUTTING funkeys that are in new updates can trigger update so ill wait and if it dont work then plan b is a go go

Steven (Comic Guy) said...

Robyn, don't you ever think about meeting some of us. I always think how its going to be to meet you. I wish I could someday. But I can't because my mom would probably so no. Not because we have never seen you, its because you live to far. Oh well.


-Steven

joe said...

OMG! I was play Dot Shot ang got a lady bug car with a score of 20,220. And I played two more times and got two more. So now I have three bugmobiles.(more info on my blog at www.funkeysgonewild.blogspot.com) Check out my crib at LW.
-Moo2482

Anonymous said...

zak , do you have all the funkeys yet ? i know you dont have dot , but what about the rest ?

funkey said...

anonymous all I need is dyer and dot

funk king said...

I hope dot come out soon I heard that they are coming this month

Digi_Funkey said...

some people are collectors, and not "normal" collectors that know when something is unreasonable (like myself) and others are crazy obsessive collectors who want to have every possible varriation of every single thing and will stop at nothing to acheive that goal