Saturday, May 1, 2010

Help Save The Funkeys! Please sign petition

The only information I have directly from Mattel about the future of UB Funkeys is that they are no longer going to make new ones, but they will provide technical support to the current players for at least 2 more years. The last I heard, and it has been a couple of months, they were working on making the game compatible with Windows 7. But after that, they'd stop with the updates. Maybe someone has better, or more current information to add to that?

Bryan1598 posted this to the Funkeyfanforum:

As you guys heard, that Funkeys is possibly being discontinued all because of some issues Mattel is having. If you are a person who really enjoys this game and don't want it to stop, then this petition is for you! The more Signatures we get, the more likely Mattel will know that we mean serious business when it comes to Funkeys and that we don't want it to stop!
Please click on this link to sign the petition:
Save UB!

27 comments:

savior magma neos said...

how can we save them? greatest hits is coming later in may btw.

danielthefunkey said...

sorry to be a pessimist but what is the chance that matel will actual stop the collapse of funkeys by a petition. We don't have dot and we don't have tajeo.

jairo m. said...

YEAH!!!!! (awesome anime eyes when good happens)atleast some people still have faith for one of the greatest games ever!

jairo m. said...

heh, heh. im signature #55 ;)

frogboy 96/ vlurp111 said...

i signed but i also noticed that the goal is 1,000 people. a company to actually continue a toy line after discontinuing would have to at least be 1,000,000 so they could make a profit.

superbryan101 said...

Its really a lost cause. If mattel is out of money/confidence, how can a petition help? Funkeys were fun in the first three worlds, but its just downhill.
Mattel cant help it.
The best they might be able to do is keep funkeys running online.

FFM said...

STOP COMPLAINING AND SIGN THE PETITION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU'LL NEVER GET TO ANY NUMBER IF NO ONE SIGNS IT!!!!!!

jairo m. said...

0_o uh.. er... i think we all did... i didnt complain though, but the ones who did complain still sighned it.

Riz said...

I'm sad about this, Mattel had an old game I used to play (Oh I forgot the name) but they discontinued it. After 2 years of no more releases they shut down the servers and started up U.B. I'm hoping they continue the game. I did sign and I'm really crossing my fingers. Thank you for keeping this site running :)
-Roco

FuNkIkIfLuRrY said...

I'll sign the petition! Funkeys Forever! :D

~Funkikiflurry

Rebsingh said...

Hey Robyn! :D Guess what? I got joker. Yep. On my website. FunkeyPlanet.com :D

We still are Funeky Strong and we talk about it all the time. We might be one of the few funkey sanctuaries left.... Drop by any time. :)

~Rebby

Onewa80 said...

I signed it. I'll see if I can get others to sign it. Man, I forgot how much i used to love funkeys. They at least need to come out with an update to stop Master Lox!

-80

Roco said...

I put a banner on my website so others can click to sign! I hope it's enough to help :)
Onewa has one of my banners up too :D
-Funk on... let's hope it does!

danielthefunkey said...

Can I have tips for Tank's game?

Anonymous said...

WHAT CAN WE DO?!

Anonymous said...

maybe we could make our own ubfunkey flash game! i blogged the idea on ubfunkeys@thespeakeasy.com
-dm2000

Anonymous said...

dm2000 is one-hundred persent right
-Purple Axe

Danagain said...

You go do that. See how matel likes to make money from stuff.

Anonymous said...

they wont make money out of this

Danthesadaboutfunkeys said...

What I mean is they might sue if a person did that. It would cost money for the servers and if we charged.... CASE! Donations make it profitable Case! Either way it is WW3 for real life and WW2 for funkeys.

Anonymous said...

oh i see

Michelle said...

I called Mattel a week ago and was told that they never anticipated the popularity of the game. They also stated that it is the most popular game by Mattel to date. They informed me that the game has not been discontinued, but because of its popularity, they were trying to reevaluate.

UBF Blogger Mom said...

Are you sure you spoke to Mattel, Michelle? lol. If so, which department did you talk to? The regular support/service number representive just said they are definitely discontinued. I had questions about their continued support of the software anyway, so I just called them. They are definitely discontinued, although still supporting it. They just won't develop a patch for Windows 7.
I wish they would reconsider it, because I truely believe if they had better marketing, the product would be a bigger success.

funkey dude said...

*sniff* I am terribaly sorry, *sob* but U.B. FUNKEYS IS DISCONTINUED!!!!! KILL ME FOR ANOUNSING THIS. BYE FUNKEYS, I'LL MISS YOU! WE ALL WILL!

Anonymous said...

can you still play the game and if you can what can you do

Anonymous said...

Please people, sign the petition to save the funkeys. I have around 40 funkeys and scavenging around for more. Save the Funkeys!

Anonymous said...

Please please save them, we all love them and we dont no why they stop making them but we want them back, please it will make us all happy again, we all miss them