Saturday, May 9, 2009

One Funkey A Week: UB & Museum Mask Mayhem

******* Keep UB Funkeys Alive! *******
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.

The Future of the Funkey? Will they live on?

I am wondering what anyone has heard about the continuation of UB Funkeys?
I don't want to start any rumors, so please realize that I have not heard anything official at all. But I do have many questions about this possibility....and if Mattel is considering discontinuing the line, I wonder if it's too late to do my part to rally up the interest and fun in the game. Liam and I were plannning to pick one Funkey each week for everyone to play its game and then we'd see what everyone's high scores are and what everyone has won. It would be something to do over the summer months when school is out, and also renew the interest in the game.

Someone left a comment on my last blog post saying they work at Mattel and the Funkeys didn't make the cut. Now, we realize that we can't believe everything we hear or read, so don't assume that's true until we hear if officially.
I will say though, that I wouldn't be surprised if it is true. First there was Taejo sold by a former worker who was layed off from Mattel (first sign) & he mentioned in a comment over at the Speakeasy blog that Funkeys wouldn't continue if the sales don't make a certain level, then there is a long delay in the next series release. I believe this has been the longest gap yet.

Please report whatever you find out!

** I decided to just pick up the phone and call Mattel's support and see if I could find out anything. A very nice support person told me they are carrying on and have not heard that on their end. UB Funkeys is still very popular and is the product with a message board the website, and they get the most calls for Funkey product. And they have plans, they're working on new things **

So, let's keep up the Funkey Fun!