Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
U.B.Funkeys Funkiki Island Adventure Pack is Here!
I got my Funkiki Island Adventure Pack today from Target and ran it home on lunch for my son to play after school today. I took a quick snapshot with my cell along with my three Dream State UB hubs (regular, pink Toys R Us Exclusive, and black UK exclusive)...
Gotta love the new stuff! I'm curious how my kids will enjoy the Adventure Pack...
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Funkiki Island Adventure Pack Now Available
Sorry, I know I'm a little late posting this. The Target Exclusive Funkeys Adventure Pack was first found to be available for purchase on the Target site on the evening of Oct 2nd. It's been available on and off since then as they are likely working through their inventory. The site at this point says that this will be an online exclusive and not available in stores.
For those of you who do not yet know, the Funkiki Island Adventure Pack (with exclusive figures Jerry Pearl, a Funkiki Native, and the Pineapple King) is one of two that Mattel has announced. The other (a Kmart exclusive) will be based in Funkeystown and include Master Lox, Mayor Sayso, and Henchmen. There is no date associated to that pack yet.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
U.B.Funkeys Exclusive Characters Update 3.2
As first announce by our forum member JustinSprocket, the 3.2 update, called the Exclusive Characters Update, started to hit last night. My computer did not find the update yesterday or today even though it looked for one, but I was just updated by Funk-E that there was a glitch last night and they had to temporarily reverse the update. Mattel hopes to have it ready again either today or Monday. From the discussion in the forum, there is a new update to the Funkiki Island zone which is assumed to be for the Target exclusive Funkiki Island Adventure Packs that are supposed to be hitting the shelves soon. There's more details on that exclusive (with Jerry Pearl, a Funkiki Native, and the Pineapple King) here and more here if you missed that announcement.
Further info from Funk-E: I was also informed about a couple VERY exciting new features in this update. Players with unique Funkeys names will now be able to save their progress to the servers. This means two things:
1) We'll be able to recover all player data if anything happens (computer crash?) and we need to re-install everything!
2) We'll be able to play our accounts from different computers!
There's more, but Funk-E wanted me to hold off and let everyone discover some on their own as well...
Discuss this here!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Round-up of Recent Funkeys News
As most of you know by now there was a version 3.15 update released recently called "Promo". I didn't post about it right away because there weren't any obvious changes to the game. I confirmed over the weekend that the update was strictly back-end updates. On the plus side, some in the forum have reported that it seems to have fixed some glitches in their games for them.
Pink Exclusive Dream State Starter:
Over the weekend, Bryan1-2 from the forum reported a new color variation of the Dream State Starter. It has a pink version of the UB hub (not just plain pink like the Limited Too exclusive) and comes with Twinx and Waggs. Funk-E confirmed to me that it is a Toys R Us exclusive. On a side note, Funk-E also confirmed that the black hub version of the Dream State Starter is an exclusive for a UK based retailer called Argos. I've done some digging and they will not ship outside of the UK, so US collectors are going to have to resort to places like eBay as they start becoming more widely released.
First one up is this image of some early prototypes from Hidden Realm. We originally talked about it here but didn't post the image at the time...
Second is an image that was pointed out by someone on the forum. It's the Speed Racer image from Target.com. I hadn't noticed, but the Racer X in the image looks completely different as if it was an early design...
Last image for this post is a Funkiki Island image I had not seen before. Looking around last night, I found this on the UK version of the Radica website...
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
More Funkeys Adventure Pack Information
We showed you pictures a few days ago of the coming Target Exclusive "Adventure Pack" containing figures of Jerry Pearl, the Pineapple King, a Funkiki Island Native and Sol. Funk-E, our Mattel insider, was kind enough to fill us in a few more details.
There will be two Adventure Packs to begin with, the Funkiki Island one we've already seen as well as one for Funkeystown. The Funkeystown Adventure Pack will contain Mayor Sayso, Master Lox, and an undisclosed number of Henchmen. My guess is 2 though I'd love to see all 4 colors; blue, green, red, and purple.
What Funk-E also confirmed was that all the figures are indeed playable being clear that they would have "different abilities then normal Funkeys though".
I'm pretty excited to see what changes are to come from these Adventure Packs. We'll obviously have to see another decent sized game update before these hit the stores, so that's likely the next thing to be watching for. In the meantime, we have Dream State Wave 2 staring to land so get out there and find them! Woohoo!!!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Funkeys Funkiki Island Adventure Pack at Target
The rumored Funkiki Island figures are finally a reality. Reports started flowing in this morning of the Funkiki Adventure Pack listed at Target.com. The pack looks to include a Funkiki Native, Jerry Pearl, the Pineapple King, and Sol. Images of these first showed up after the NY Toy Fair, which you can see here.
You can check now if they are in stock yet by clicking here.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Official Site Updated with Funkiki Island and Speed Racer
The official site has been updated again to now include the Funkiki Island bios, hosted by Jerry Pearl (the Beach Bum). There are Funkiki Island images and options on the home page as well as a small section advertising the looming Speed Racer release...
Click here to see the larger image... or click here to go to the official site...
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Maps From UBFunkeys Now Available
Have you been looking for good maps from the UBFunkeys game? Well look no further! After many tedious lines of HTML and uploading lots of images, you can now see each Zone of Terrapinia in all it's glory...
Click here for the main Maps Page
Hope you enjoy! If you have a slow connection, they might take a while, they're HUGE!
You can discuss these maps in this topic in our handy dandy forum.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
The character pages are all live now. Feel free to visit the character page or just click on any Character below. There will be much more added to these pages as we have more time and as information is made available...
Bandit, Boggle, Bones, Deuce, Dot, Drift, Fallout, Flurry, Glub, Lotus, Nibble, Scratch, Sol, Sprocket, Sprout, Stitch, Tiki, Twinx, Vroom, Wasabi, Webley, and Xener
Don’t let their hairy scary appearance lead you astray, the Webley are a highly intelligent and creative tribe of legendary inventors and explorers. In fact, the Webley have patents and trademarks on more inventions and have discovered more lands than anyone else in Terrapinia...
For more information about the Webley, click on the image or simply click here for the Webley page.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Originally from the shivery ice flow region, the Flurry are very cool under pressure making them the shrewdest negotiators in Terrapinia. It is said, they literally have ice water flowing through their veins. Legendary for their ability to sell anything to anyone, it is rumored that the Flurry even sold butter to the Boggle...
For more information about the Flurry, click on the image or simply click here for the Flurry page.
Known for their optimistic outlooks and relaxed attitudes, the Sol bring a ray of sunshine into the lives of everyone they meet. When the Sol adventurer Pol-I-An-Na-Na Sol (called P-Sol by his friends) first reached Funkiki Island, he was sure that everyone would love to come to bask on the beautiful beaches and drink in the endless sunshine...
For more information about the Sol, click on the image or simply click here for the Sol page.
eBay to the Rescue!