Sunday, April 24, 2011

It's True! UB Funkeys are back up and running!

OMG! It's true! Thanks Amy & Sharon. Amy left a comment back on April 19th that her son's progress was saved and they can interact again on UB Funkeys. I saw the comment come through and didn't realize it was from Amy, who can be trusted! Sometimes people just like to get hopes up for the fun of it, so I didn't pay close enough attention. But then Sharon left a message too, so I finally checked it out.

UB FUNKEYS are back up!

Now my question is what on earth is going on with Mattel after they tell us on the phone, and even sent a letter to someone that the on-line capabilities were no longer available. Hmmm.
Let's enjoy it while we can!

53 comments:

frogboy 96/ vlurp111 said...

i cant believe it i dont play anymore but im actualyy very very happy :)

Dan-the-something-i-forgot said...

Umm what? Really though..... WHAT!? I thought they were gone for good. Now that I think about the DC comics, that stunt they did with super man to get publicity comes to my mind. Could this really be funkeys back? Or a mistake on mattels part? Seems so weird...... Funkeys always had a weirdness to them actually. This is not a funkey message in the dream world.... Actually the dream world in general kinda made me sick.... Too much color. Maybe it was just a publicity stunt? Maybe they plug the server back in on accident.

Amy said...

Sorry you didn't recognize me lol I just got a new gmail account. I don't know what's going on either, but I'll take it! Here's hoping it lasts!

My kids are thrilled!

Anonymous said...

If I ever see a letter or anything that say's U.B Funkeys are coming back,I'm probably going to scream!

Irene said...

We (mom and her 8-year old son) saw your post and went to play ... but no UB FUNKEYS are (again?) down and out ... To bad.
Any tricks we have to do to get there?

UBF Blogger Mom said...

I just tried and it looks like it's working because the chat functions were working and it automatically saved my progress. Maybe it went off for a little while. What message did you get? Or did it just not connect at all?

Anonymous said...

Let's hope this means that they'll re-start production and start on the special dream state packs (marshall and goya and all those guys) and DC comics, and beyond!

Long live the funkeys!

Anonymous said...

i hope they do make more because paradox green was never released in uk. hopefully a new shop will open arround here.....

DJ said...

We just got one of these at a yard sale, didnt have any software, where can i get driver software?

Anonymous said...

I love ubs so lets all meet up in funkiki island chat room in three days at 5.

Robyn said...

Hi Anonymous who posted about meeting up in the Funkiki Island chat room...first I should ask if you meant today? Then I'll ask, which time zone. It might be too late now.

Daisee said...

You can look for the software on Ebay (look under UBFunkeys starter kits) that would probably be the best place to start. The starter kits have the hubs and the disk to get you started. I love the game and have every Funkey in every rarity including Dot (only common though, that was the only Dot released), the speakers, even the black starter kit (the hub is Black) that was only sold in the UK. I hope they come back!!

Robyn said...

DJ - Daisee's answer is a good one. Another thing to try is that Mattel might still have the software available for download, I'm not sure if it's working still: http://service.mattel.com/us/technicalproductdetail.aspx?prodno=L7288&siteid=27&catid=451

Onewa80 said...

I don't play anymore, but... I'm glad. :)

Skullamanjaro Lover said...

Jeez, i haven't been on to funkeys, so i guess ill be starting over the game.(it doesn't matter because I want to play funkeys over again just like the old days!)

~neos

funkey dude said...

Now, guys please calm down. There is a plausibility they will not be out.(I'm talking about the rumored series 6.)Remember back then they made the bandit and Tiego funkeys, but DIDN'T
release them? Sometimes seeing and believing isn't enough.

Anonymous said...

Oh, wait. there are no funkeys in america. I saw a post thingy on UBFunkeys@thespeakeasy.com*gasp** that said the ub funkrys arrived much later in the UK. I'm goin' to England next weekend, so I may be able to pick up some paradox green funkeys there!


*I ran out of breath saying that websites' name. It's a LONG one!

funkeydude said...

You have got to stop using VR Tadd as your blog pic, guys.

funkey dude said...

Guys, how bout in the UFUNK studios instead? I really need someone to invite to my crib

Rebsingh said...

Sweet I'll be able to use my joker funkey :o

Anonymous said...

hey any1 wanna play no dats it bak up
im zike 86

random guy86 said...

we shud sign a petinon dat way dell relase some dc funkies

random guy86 said...

wats wit the website
works in every lanuage but english

Anonymous said...

yes ub funkeys are back plus im vlurpluver so add me on ub funkeys

random guy86 said...

well i dug arount in my old xp(which i dont use 4 funkires any mor and found these maps wit everthing labeled
how can i up load em

Anonymous said...

I managed to reload the software yesterday. I found version 4.8 at the Mattel site: http://service.mattel.com/us/technicalproductdetail.aspx?prodno=L7288&siteid=27&catid=451

When I loaded it (I had to restart my computer first) it did the 5.0 update. Is that the last update?

Jairo M. said...

Wow, never thought I'd hear... or... "see" in this case, those words. I'm late, I know, but I barely came just to see this :/

I tried loading it (forgot to uninstall this whole time, mwa ha ha!) ... but it wouldn't recognize the USB from good ol' U.B., so I guess I have to un-install/re-install it now, huh :S

Roco said...

This is awesome, me and my sister were just talking about this yesterday, saying it would have been nice if they sold the game to another company or something so we'd still be able to play it! And now look, it's up and running! :D I'm pretty pleased about this.

Anonymous said...

i hope some one can help me my desktop reciently died and i got a laptop and tried to get my old ub funkeys profile back but couldent work it out hope someone here can help

Anonymous said...

if u can help email me crazybonesrule@hotmail.co.uk

brendug said...

too bad i don't play any more

Anonymous said...

go to this website http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/SaveUb/ and sign the petition to help convince Mattel to bring back funkeys!

Anonymous said...

I remember my first Ub funkey I got on its first day in store! Originally I had No idea what it was, but then I loved it! Also the game still works because I set it up for my younger cousin

Pteprocks said...

Just made a new blogger account so I could follow someone, so I was strolling through all my favorite old blogs. I came here expecting to see the newest post from 1-2 years ago, and I find that the blog still remains active. It's quite refreshing to know that there's at least a couple fans left that haven't dropped off the radar in favor of other, more mature games.
I haven't played Funkeys since I got my new laptop, but it's good to hear it's still going so I can go back to it if I want. The games are still fun, and I probably cost my parents hundreds of dollars on the funkeys, so why stop playing it just 'cause it's discontinued?
Last month I took a minitrip to southern Virginia, Wytheville specifically, and, while browsing the Walmart there, found some funkeys sitting on the shelf, a common Ptep and a VR Ptep. I never did get a VR Ptep and it was only $3 anyway so I got it. It's still in the package and in my room, and I pass by it every day.
Perhaps I'll transfer UBF onto my laptop soon. I'll need to research everything 'cause it runs Windows 7 and doesn't have the most disc space in the world.
But anyway, I've now re-added this blog to my very-exclusive Favorites Bar.

Anonymous said...

i dont play funekys anymore i tried a new game wizard101 its awesome

-nibbie24

Kazham said...

I checked Mattel.com, and they said that there is no drivers for Windows 7, that UB Funkeys Can NOT be played on it. Sorry, Ptep. :(

Pteprocks said...

Hm. Guess I'll just have to pry my mom's face away from the XP. :P

Anonymous said...

Hey everybody lets meet in the holler chat room on Tuesday August 19th at 3:00 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)to celebrate the funkeys server being back up and running. By the way my user name is amtocci

Anonymous said...

The server is still up right?

Anonymous said...

I got funkeys late and didn't update so I have Funkiki Island Funkeys that dont work.I also have Holler that doesn't work.Does anyone know if Mattel still have updates on U.B.Funkeys? I can only use series 1.

Anonymous said...

i have a lotus a sol a duece and a webbly and i can't get any of them wo work is this because of the server or the funkey's them selves?

FFM said...

If you buy/ illegally download Windows 7 Professional of Windows 7 Ultimate, then you can download the XP emulator off the Microsoft compatibility website. This will not work for Windows 7 Home Premium, however. Then you must run XP mode to re-install U.B. Funkeys and the Hub will be recognised. :) Just another option...

Anonymous said...

Hey guys :)
Does anyone still play funkeys? They are a part of my life I can't survive with. Seriously. o-o

~Bryan (Bryan1-2)

Anonymous said...

how do i update it? its still like "Please wait while i check ur UB"

Anonymous said...

help, just got funkeys starter pack, windows 7 laptop, wont install?!

Anonymous said...

Great to see this!
It would be awesome if they too started bringing U.B Funkeys out again as It has been A long time since I have seen them!
Thank you for the info!

Anonymous said...

hmm.... i have a bad feeling, i think the servers are down again, but might just be my internet, but if they are down, its probably for good, which is bad....

Anonymous said...

hey guys I was just in the holler chat rooms I met two people but they had parodox green chat they said my fav funkeys is rastro and I have been to parodox green but I did not get a thing asking me for a update does this mean that they are coming back or if they had the parodox green update could they still use it?

Tyler Delmenico said...

hi i played u.b. funkeys since they first came out and then istoped. i have atleast one funkey for every world/portal. i just downloaded it again because it was so much fun. however i put in funkeys for funkiki, both dream states, speed racer, and paradox green pluss some that belong in funkeystown. how do i update it? any advice or different options to do?

Anonymous said...

you can download from the mattel site under the usb from contact us. but its only up to 4.8 you cant download paradox green (or so they just havent released it yet)

yash ykumar said...

OMG is this real i thought it was gone foreva

Anonymous said...

Srsly! I forgot all about UB Funkeys! If they are really back up I'll have to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

Uhm i have been put on the first version so there isnt even funkiki island or waggs or chat funkeys or even drift or speed racers or the angus' lab HELP ME OUT PLEASE O PLEASE PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE!