Tuesday, February 22, 2011

UB Funkey Server is Officially Gone!

Newsflash: You can play UB Funkeys again! http://ubfunkeysarefun.blogspot.com/2011/04/its-true-ub-funkeys-are-back-up-and.html


That's right, it's official. Can I tell you how disappointed I am in Mattel for leading us on for the past month, letting us believe that they were fixing a problem? And then when I called just now for an update since I have heard from so many people asking about it, only to find out that it is officially done/gone/disfunctional/nada/run it's course/over....
When I expressed my disappointment to the Mattel Customer Service Rep. in the way this was handled, after he said it's been gone for a month, he said they only got the notice this morning at 9am.

You can still play the game on your computer, you just won't be able to anything in Angus's lab, or chat with other Funkeys, save data to the server (it should save to your hard drive, though), or play multiplayer games.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its over, ub funkeys is over. I knew this day would come. Its sad, so very sad. One last question though. Can you still save the progress to your hard drive?

Anonymous said...

will it come back

Anonymous said...

I hope UB funkeys come back.... maybe their just installing more funkeys for the upcoming future????

Sharon said...

Can they do this when their products are still being sold? I bought my first chat funkey only last week and there was no mention that the toy couldn't be used anymore. I have also just bought a multiplayer funkey and again, no mention that I couldn't use it for the purpose it was bought.
Is there any possibility of someone else running the server? Say, if all the funkey lovers donated a small contibution towards sever upkeep couldn't it be kept running?
I'm very sad :(

Anonymous said...

*tear*

Anonymous said...

today i got a new update but i dont know whats new

Anonymous said...

ubf blogger mom said there will be no new update but today i got a new update but i dont know what is does

(sry my english is not so good)

AquaPlatypi said...

Hi UBF Blogger Mom, as you can see this is from 'AquaPlatypi' but I am just tiger190 with a new name. Just wanted to let you know. ;) TTYL!
-AquaPlatypi (tiger190)

Anonymous said...

I really hope that they come back I've got a few off of e-bay but my mom doesn't like buying stuff online so if they don't come back I may not be getting any more :( (I only have 10)

delreva said...

OMG i got great news for some people ho r still playing ub funkeys,angus manor is back and you can save your progress isnt that great?but to bad the server is still gone

Anonymous said...

I've just started a playing and couldn't use two of my funkeys as the computer was telling me it was having problems getting the portal on-line. Emailed Mattel and said


Thank you for contacting Mattel. We appreciate the opportunity to respond.



As of January 2011 the online features of the U.B. Funkeys™ world are no longer being supported. We understand that U.B. Funkeys™ world has been enjoyed by many children and parents alike for the past several years. This is why we feel it’s important to explain to you exactly what will and what will not work in the U.B. Funkeys™ world.



The change in support only affects online features. Users will still be able to play with the main components of the software including character rooms, games, and shops. Players will also be able to access and decorate their cribs. However the following features will no longer be available.



•Software Updates
•Saving Progress Online
•Funkey Trunk
•Chat Figures & Rooms
•Multi-Player Games
•Crib Sharing
•U.B. Funkeys™ website


If you are just beginning to play with U.B. Funkeys™ and are unable to download updates for new characters, version 4.8 of the U.B. Funkeys™ software is still available for download. It can be found on the Technical Product Support page of service.mattel.com. Unfortunately, version 4.8 only includes updates for characters through Hidden Realm. The Paradox Green Realm will no longer be available for download so characters Rastro, Tadd, Maul, Nectar, Ace, and Mulch will not be able to access portals in Funkeystown.



We are sorry for any disappointment this change may cause.





Sincerely,



Mattel Consumer Relations



So does this mean I wont be able to use the cow one or snow flake one and anything that needs to open portals :(

UBF Blogger Mom said...

Thanks for sharing that message from Mattel. That's the first official word that I've seen. I'd like to post that in a blog post of its own so everyone can see it.

You should still be able to use Berger & Flurry. Berger is from Dream State and Flurry is in Funkiki Island. Both of those portals were before Hidden Realm.

Anonymous said...

no worries you can use it.

Can you help me though. Does that mean I will now longer be able to open portals? I'm not entirely sure how to anyway. Everyone seems to have different opinions. Some say you just have to collect gems playing games and others say you have to connect so you get them downloaded. Very confused!

I forgot my name lol said...

I was called dan something cant remember it. Maybe someday Mattel will learn how to actually run a company thats not all figures and bring our little funkey friends back. I lost interest but i feel sad that this great idea is gone. Ill be honest, i was young when i saw these first and they did not appeal to me. When I bought them it was only because I had 8 extra dollars and I decided why not try it. And 100s of dollars are now into it. I could complete the game if I wanted but what is the point?

Amy said...

My son Sean asked to play funkeys today for the first time in a month and *gasp!* his progress loaded from online and you can save it! Could it be? Did they actually fix the server?! I'm going to turn on our other computer and see if it will let him invite my daughter's profile over to his crib. I'll keep you posted!

Amy said...

It really does work! They can visit each other's cribs! My kids can do funkeys together again!

Sharon said...

Fantastic! My daughter had a friend over in her crib for the first time. It's great! And we were able to access Angus' Lab and buy loot for the very first time. We're over the moon!
Many thanks to those responsible.

Anonymous said...

I spent a lot of money on these Funkeys, I collected all of them except for Dot. My children love this game and I cannot express my anger at the money that it would appear that I have now wasted on Funkeys we can't even use. Very poor show there Mattel. Why have they done this? Does anybody know? Was there not enough interest in the game?

Anonymous said...

Make no mistake, this is truly exploitation of the consumer by big business and kids are the ones getting shafted at the parents expense. Mattel found a niche, made it soft and fuzzy so we would buy into it.
Now they probably want to make more money from selling the whole project. How much more are people willing to spend if Funkeys' are re-born?

Anonymous said...

i just recently got back into the funkey world and it hasn't saved any of my data so i can't get any of the updates, can someone post a link or something to get these updates?

Anonymous said...

I haven't been able to save any of my data, either. We can't save onto the server anymore, but I heard it was possible to save onto one's hard drive. Could anyone tell me how to do that? I looked around, but I didn't see any options for it... :(

Funkey Fan said...

Why why crys these were and still are and always will be my favorite toys I don't get them for the computer I get them for the fun I play with them in real life I also use them on the computer but they make me enjoy my life I have loved them since the exact day they came out and now I'm 11 at my dads I have a huge box full of them but at my moms I had 10 but they were lost and I am still looking I love those funkeys Funkeys live on in my heart

Anonymous said...

this just in chat is up as of today april seventh 2012 I just went into the chat room and saw someone there after we played muliplayer games and it was not a glitch becuase I called my friend to go online and we saw each other spread the word

Anonymous said...

OMG I went in the chat room too!!!

Cuddleruels said...

It's back up I've been playing for a lot of time :D

Fred andJack said...

D:

Anonymous said...

if it has closed down how come a diffrent u.b funkie site is still active in a diffrent country??

neoshoppers said...

wait I have a question I cant buy loot so how was sharon able to for me it says file is broken or missed when I try to go to his shop does this happen for everyone or just for me? Also if anyone wants to be my friend my name is logonin I will say yes to anyone.

Anonymous said...

Why, cant they bring it back or fix it, maby its a really long joke? I dont know but im tring to find a poradox green update, i used to have it. WHY?

jordan said...
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Hey U! Be Funkey! (get it? u-b-funkey) said...

I love Funkeys and I'm terribly sad that this has happened. I got a new laptop recently and wanted to download and play Funkeys on it because i used to always play it on my desktop. I had so much trouble with Adobe(fixed now)to get this to work, only to hear that I can't get updates and stuff. I have gone in the chat rooms with others, so I know that those work (thank gosh) but I'm still very mad at Mattel. Luckily, I can still play with my old account on my desktop.

Anonymous said...

I have talked with a Mattel Agent online and they said that most products are manufactured for a year or two and then they move on to newer products. Why? The funkeys were sold for lots of money.

Anonymous said...

I have talked with a Mattel Agent online and they said that most products are manufactured for a year or two and then they move on to newer products. Why? The funkeys were sold for lots of money.

Anonymous said...

are you aware of any way to get the paradox green version of the software? thanks

Anonymous said...

i think that skylanders bought the idea from ub funkeys. than ub funkeys cant make any newer things lol

Anonymous said...

only "bad" thing is I can't play with others because I don't find other players in these what I play!