Sunday, January 16, 2011

UBFunkeys.com web site no longer supported

If you haven't noticed yet, the UB Funkey's official web site is no longer supported by Mattel. That is yet another sad sign to the UB Funkey fans. The Funkeys are no longer sold in stores...although I have seen starter kits still for sale at Toys R Us and Best Buy (the last Mattel customer service rep I spoke with said they are only still sold in discount stores. Not true)




Mattel says they are still supporting the server for a while longer, perhaps another year or so is what I was told earlier this year. However, the current answer is they have no date available to give us. ** (see note below)
We've had trouble connecting with the server even though Mattel tells me that it is working. Is anyone else having trouble?

** You will still be able to play games after Mattel discontinues support to the server, but you will not be able to chat or play multiplayer games. You won't be able to download the updates, nor have your data saved on the server. I will call Mattel to verify all this & to ask if they will give us a warner. But, from what I know, as long as you continue to use Microsoft Vista or XP (or 2000, ME, 98) as your operating system, you can continue to play the game from your hard drive. Some people have found a way to make the game work on Windows 7, and perhaps if future versions of MS operating systems allow to work in XP mode, then you can continue to play in the future. (disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert of any kind, just sharing what I've learned from others & through trial and error. Please, if anyone has a correction to this, I will gladly publish an update/correction. You can either post a comment, or send an email to ubfunkeysarefun@gmail.com Thanks!)

25 comments:

frogboy 96/ vlurp111 said...

i guess a large group of people still play if the servers are still up...

UBF Blogger Mom said...

Hey there, glad to see you're still around on blogger. Are you keeping up with your blog? I'll need to stop by sometime.
I do wonder how many people are still playing. I still get email from people who are just starting, and my forum (& blog) has at least 100 visitors a day. I know that's not a lot in the big picture, but still says there are folks looking for information. I guess Mattel is still following through on their product for a little while longer. Otherwise, those of us who have dropped so much money on the product sure would be outraged if they dropped us so soon!
Do you still play?

frogboy 96/ vlurp111 said...

no i stopped playing and posting on my blog (i still check my blogger dashboard everyday in hopes of something new). i gave it up with nothing new coming out, but i haven't sold my funkeys or uninstalled the game just for sentamental purposes i guess. :)

Amy said...

We're having trouble too. We were able to connect to the server last Tuesday, but since then we have not been able. My kids are pretty frustrated. It's good that they can still play the games, but they like to play against each other and visit each other's cribs, and they can't do that right now. Also, it doesn't save anything they do.

Is anyone else having this problem, too?

Anonymous said...

i cant use it it only takes me to loading funkeystown... and dats it please help

Leo said...

I guess everybody has this problem. We can't finish the queste to get the hencheman away from the tree in Paradox Green

Anonymous said...

I would like to say that I am experiencing the same problem that amy is having, plus I cant get a unique funkey name or go to angus lab. Can somebody help us out?

newbfunkey said...

i cant get mine to go past "please wait while i check your ub funkey.." i just bought this at a yard sale could it be because the server is no longer available to create new accounts?

UBF Blogger Mom said...

Newbfunkey ~ It should work. You can find some troubleshooting ideas on this blog, you can use the search box. If I remember correctly, 2 things to try are: make sure you're connected to the internet. And wiggle the Funkey to try to get the connector metal stuff under his feet to connect. You might need to make sure it's wiped off, but not with water.

Anonymous said...

maybe if we all sign a potition we can tell mattel that we all love ub funkeys.P.S. if anyone has ace please comment.

Anonymous said...

maybe if we all sign a petition and tell Mattel we all love ub funkeys we can save them.P.S. also tell friends or other people you know who play U.B. funkeys. Come on guys we can do it!

random guy86 said...

i luv funkies if any1 wannsta play
un fortunaly no 1 does
good thing the servers are up
thx 4 the blog

Anonymous said...

For some reason when I access my account is says the file is broken or missed.I am a really big fan of it an play it everyday! I am begging all of you to help!

random guy86 said...

yea lets sign a pettinon

Anonymous said...

Wait if we all like funkeys why don't we all call Mattel and complain then they might keep ub funkeys

Anonymous said...

Our Funkey is doing the same as one of the above bloggers...."please wait while we check your ub..." then nothing else happens. I am using windows 7. Have tried wiping it off, making sure the connection is good, restarting the computer with it connected. Any other suggestions???

Anonymous said...

I still play...although i cant find any ub funkeys anywhere....its so sad! i didnt ever get a chance to get master lox, henchman, mayor sayso, quite a bit actually.

catdog414 said...

This is the anonymous from above. I wish I could meet my friends on U.B...... but I can't! Maybe we should start a petition?....

Anonymous said...

you can get single ones from the pound land shops got my starter pack and singles to day.

Miss A said...

Hi
i bought my son 2 twin packs of U.B Funkeys from poundland but they dont seem to be compatable! has anybody else had this problem?
Miss A

Anonymous said...

wait I called mattel today the fifth of April about it not letting me download parodox green they answered me so they are still supporting ub funkeys and they said that parodox green was discontinued but they did not say anything about the other worlds so this might mean that they might make more

Anonymous said...

hi i got my son the ub starter pack and some funkeys but the only ones that are working are the ones that have the letter wc at the bottom, all the rest of them wont connect to the hub. has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix it????

Anonymous said...

some of my sons funkeys dont seem to be working on the hub, the only ones that seem to work r the ones that have the letters wc at the bottom. has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix this???

Anonymous said...

I myself, am an older sister of two kids who are freaking out and are extremely frustrated with this because:
A) They cant save anything
B) Cant connect
C) It wont upload in English, only Japanese
Anyone with advice would be awesome!

Anonymous said...

Hey If you want to sign a petition go to http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/save-the-funkeys/ please if you really like this game, sign the petition!