Do You Have a Funkeys Website or Blog?
I posted some links a few days back and there has been a lot of traffic flowing to those Funkeys Blogs. I've heard some nice things about the increased visits, so I was thinking about creating a "Funkeys Links" page and list more to help others out.
If you run a site or blog that focuses on U.B.Funkeys and you want it listed, please PM me (augiewan) on the forum with the information listed below. Do this even if I listed you before! If you focus on a couple things (such as Funkeys and Club Penguin) that's fine but make sure to mention that in your PM. This isn't open to a general blog that mentions Funkeys once in a while, sorry...
If you know of someone who runs one, let them know about this so they can be included!DON'T POST THE INFO IN A COMMENT HERE!
Send me a PM in the forum...
So here's what I need in the PM:
1) Your nickname you want listed as the person running the site.
2) The URL (address) of the site/blog.
3) Is the site entirely devoted to Funkeys or is it split with something else?
4) If it's split with something else, what is it? (bionicle, club penguin, etc...)
That should do it! :)
Labels: Funkeys Links, Site Updates
Follow U.B.Funkeys @ theSpeakEasy.com - FINALLY!
I've been getting requests to set up a "follow-me" feature for all the blogger account folks out there. For a long time, that was only available to blogger sites that were actually hosted on the blogspot.com site. I'm not exactly sure when they changed that, but at some point in the recent past, Google (who owns Blogger) created a widget so that folks like me with their own domain could tie in to the "follow-me" feature of Blogger. Those of you with no Blogger account that want to follow can also do so using your Google account. So here it is! Follow! Follow! And you over there... FOLLOW! lol.. :)
I'll add the widget in this post, but you can also join or see those following at the bottom of any page. Have fun...
Labels: Follow Me, Site Updates
Ask Funk-E Installment #4 - More U.B.Funkeys Answers From the Source!
We are very excited to give to you all the next installment of "Ask Funk-E"
! In this edition, Funk-E answers questions regarding the DC Heroes Funkeys, possible New Adventure Packs, Dot's Future, Deleting Accounts, The Red Buttons, Chats as Singles, the Final Verdict for Vista 64, the Fate of Speed Racer, Mesofunkey Plains, Beautiful Garden, and more!Click here to read Installment #4 now...
Labels: Adventure Pack, Ask Funk-E, Beautiful Garden, Chat Funkeys, DC Funkeys, Dot, Mesofunkey Plains, Site Updates, Speed Racer, Vista 64
Funkeys Babble Forum 2.0 Now Open
The U.B.Funkeys Babble Forum Version 2.0 is now open. Please do not use usernames that you know were used by others on the old forum. They will have first dibs on those usernames, so if you take them you'll have to choose another anyway...
Sorry for all the problems. Click here, sign up, and enjoy!
Labels: Babble, Forum, Site Updates
Funkeys Babble 2008-2009 - RIP (2.0 on the way)
It’s hard for me to admit defeat, but the Funkeys Babble forum suffered a tragic end today. The database is completely corrupt and the hosting service I use does not allow for the replacement of a database that large from backup.
I do plan to re-instate a forum here, and hope to have at least a general area to converse in by the end of the night. User accounts will need to be re-created, so everyone please avoid using usernames that you know others were using here. I’m going to allow those who had them the first time keep them based on e-mail address, so if you make one that someone else already has claim to, you’ll lose it and have to choose a new name.
I’ll update you all as I have news. Tonight as I said before will be very basic. I’ll add the categories and the look & feel of the old forum as I get time this week.
Sorry all, I’m just as disappointed as the rest of you. This was my baby…
Labels: Babble, Forum, Site Updates
Funkeystown and Funkiki Island Adventure Pack Funkeys Added to Characters Page
We've finally gotten around to adding the Adventure Pack characters pages. This includes Henchmen
, Master Lox
, Mayor Sayso
, Funkiki Natives
, Jerry Pearl
, and the Pineapple King
A big thanks goes out to Webley3, who typed up the bios for us both for these six pages as well as the Hidden Realm character pages we got up yesterday!
Labels: Adventure Pack, Henchmen, Jerry Pearl, Master Lox, Mayor Sayso, Natives, Pineapple King, Site Updates
Hidden Realm Bomble, Raj, Singe, and Yang Added to Character Page
As the subject line says, the Hidden Realm Funkeys (Bomble
, and Yang
) have now been added to Character Page
here at TSE. Funkeys Series 4 - Hidden Realm
I'll try and get the Adventure Pack characters added soon!
Labels: Bomble, Hidden Realm, Raj, Singe, Site Updates, Yang
Ask Funk-E Installment #3
The third installment of Ask Funk-E has just been posted
! This is the biggest round of questions yet...
Topics include: Hidden Realm Funkeys - DC Heroes Funkeys - Adventure Packs - Release Dates - International Shipping - Dot, the SDCC Exclusive Funkey - Bandit and Tach - Additional Chat Features - Changing Crib Names - Funkeys Apparel - TONS of Fan Suggestions
Labels: Adventure Pack, Ask Funk-E, Bandit, Chat Funkeys, Cribs, DC Comics, Dot, Funkeys Apparel, Hidden Realm, SDCC, Site Updates, Tach
Nightmare Rift and Daydream Oasis Maps Added
I just updated the Funkeys Maps page
to include the full background maps to Nightmare Rift
and Daydream Oasis
. Feel free to check them out by clicking on the sample images below...Nightmare Rift
- Spooky! :)
- Can you say "Candyland"???
Labels: Daydream Oasis, Maps, Nightmare Rift, Site Updates
More Funkeys News with Ask Funk-E #2
We've just posted the much-overdue second installment of Ask Funk-E
! In this edition, you'll get to read Funk-E's responses to questions regarding Unique Account Names, Chat Funkeys, possible Mail-In Offers, Tribal Genders (aka: is Berger a male?), the Invisible Funkey, the Big Red Button, Dream State Starter Packs, a possible Tach Funkey, the Fate of the Speed Racer Series, possible Tamagotchies-style Funkey Giga Pets, Ask Funk-E Installment #3 from San Diego, and Fan Suggestions.
There are some great tid-bits and a bit of sad news as well regarding the Speed Racer Series. Read up and then jump over to the forum to chat about it...
Labels: Ask Funk-E, Funkeys News, Site Updates, Speed Racer
I've just reworked the entire "Purchasing Funkeys
" page. The goal was to make it less confusing, though I'm not sure that's what happened! D'oh!
I've started by giving direct links to eBay and Amazon.com for each individual Funkey available. I plan to expand this to include other sites including those from the UK. Hope you like!
Labels: Purchasing Funkeys, Site Updates
Ouch! Funkeys Babble Forum Back in Action After Outage
Sorry to all those who were trying to get in to the UBFunkeys Babble Forum or who were just coming for Funkeys updates! Our host server seems to have had something bad for breakfast and theSpeakEasy was down for while this afternoon. It’s disappointing that it happened, but then again it was a first after hosting with the company for many years. Working in an Internet related field, I happen to know first-hand that things don’t run smoothly ALL the time.
So with that said, welcome to those who are just discovering the site and welcome back to all those returning. Sorry to those who had to munch on antacids while they wondered if the site was coming back... (a certain someone from Guam
maybe?) Sorry, inside joke...
Labels: Forum, Site Updates
Just a quick update to let you all know that the Speed Racer Funkeys' Character Bios have been added to the characters page
. There are also small image galleries for each character on those pages. There will be more added, but I wanted to let you know they were up...
Also a big thanks to webgopher
for typing out the bios for me! Those new pages would have taken me forever to get up without the help...
Labels: Cannonball Taylor, Chim-Chim, Images, Racer X, Site Updates, Snake Oiler, Speed Racer, Taejo, Trixie
We just got the character page
updated to reflect all the upcoming Funkeys coming out in the Speed Racer and Dream State series. Included now are:Funkeys Speed Racer Series - Wave 1(released March 2008)
TrixieFunkeys Speed Racer Series - Wave 2(not yet released - Summer 2008)
Speed Racer (with visor down)
TaejoFunkeys Series 3 - Dream State(not yet released - Summer 2008)
* Name is not yet known
Now we have a bunch more individual character pages to make! Argh!
Labels: Dream State, Site Updates, Speed Racer, Speedracer
As more 2008 New York Toy Fair images are making it to the Internet, we've continued to gather as many as we can that were taken of the U.B.Funkeys display. Added recently are images from MillionairePlayboy.com
. So far, the images from Action-Figure.com have been some of the best up-close shots of the new Speed Racer and Dream State series. Check them all out here in the gallery...Feel free to join the conversation about these images here...
Labels: Dream State, Images, Site Updates, Speed Racer, Speedracer, Toy Fair
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.
Labels: Funkeystown, Funkiki Island, Kelpy Basin, Laputa Station, Magma Gorge, Maps, Site Updates, Terrapinia
Funkeys Images and Forum Facelift
I had a little spare time today, so I went ahead and did a little sprucing up in the forum
. I've gotten some positive feedback so far so yeah for me!
I've also successfully posted small image galleries to each character page
now. I still have plenty of other images to use in creating an "Image Gallery" as well, but at least the character pages have a little more meat to them now.
Labels: Forum, Images, Site Updates
The Funkeys Forum here at theSpeakEasy has been growing at a pretty good clip since we opened it a month ago. We have just today hit the 100 member mark and have a great group of players and parent of players sharing secrets of the game and enjoying the game together.
If you haven't yet joined, you should! Click here to take a look around...
Labels: Site Updates
We now have a small collection mini banners for you to use if you'd like to link to us from your own site, blog, MySpace page, or wherever. Click here if you need the HTML code
to make it easy...
Labels: Links, Site Updates
New Image to Share, Funkeys Forum, Funkeys Checklist, and Speed Racer Funkeys...
OK, it's pretty sad that I haven't been able to update this part of the site more, but things are very active on the new Funkeys Forum
, so if you haven't joined yet, click here and join in!
So to give you all "something" new, here's another propaganda image from our Mattel insider. Hmm... that sounds so "blah", we really need to come up with a code name for them. Any thoughts?
I've also realized that since I haven't really finished the whole design of the site, there are people looking for specific things that are having trouble so here are a couple handy links until I get the navigation finished up:
1) For those looking for the Funkeys Checklist
which is a printable list (with images) of all the Series 1 and 2 Funkeys, you can find the original post here.
Also to note, I'm hoping to get enough info from our source to update the list to include the Speed Racer figures.
2) For those looking for the Speed Racer Funkeys
information, here's the post
with the most up to date info...
That's all for now. Have a good one!
Labels: checklist, Site Updates, Speed Racer, Speedracer
New source of information from Mattel
It's been a little while since the blog has been updated, but it's been pretty exciting on this end. In addition to watching the Funkeys Forum start to come to life, we've been in contact with a source from Mattel who has shared some things with us. We're still trying to figure out how to use the images and information on the site, but we will definitely make sure to share it all! As a teaser, here to the left is a "propaganda" image from Tarrapinia. Click on it to see a larger view...
One thing that they have agreed to is to allow us to gather questions from all of you and compile a list of four or five at a time (maybe every 2 to 3 weeks) that we feel represent what's on everyone's minds at the time. They will then send us the answers to post to the site. More details on that later, but for now feel free to sign up for the forum and add your questions here
Labels: Babble, Site Updates
The forum was introduced and went live late this past Monday and then there was a bit of a technical issue so people couldn't sign up for most of Tuesday (sorry about that). That's all fixed now, so go therefore and babble!
Have a question about the game? Ask away!
Have the answers, tips, tricks? Help the others!
The board is in it's infancy and needs you all to help build some momentum...
Go sign up to the UBFunkeys Babble Forum
... Babble away!
Labels: Babble, Site Updates
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
, and Xener
Labels: Bandit, Boggle, Bones, Dot, Drift, Fallout, Flurry, Funkiki Island, Glub, Nibble, Site Updates, Sol, Sprocket, Sprout, Stitch, Tiki, Twinx, Wasabi, Webley, 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
Labels: Funkiki Island, Site Updates, Webley
I tried to get this up and running yesterday evening, but I didn't get very far in customizing the look and feel. I would have preferred to get it all nice and perfect before letting all you Funkey Monkeys loose, but I just can't see me getting back to it until the weekend. Things are busy enough at work that I'll be spending my free evenings working. That on top of the fact that many of you are starting to chat away on this blog section tells me you really want somewhere to talk about the game!
So with no further ado, I present to you the UBFunkeys Babble Forum
Go! Sign up! Babble!
Labels: Babble, Site Updates
Official Speed Racer Funkeys Update
I've been in contact with someone inside Mattel who has clarified that the release date on the Speed Racer UBFunkeys series that is on Amazon.com
is incorrect. The actual release date is not set exactly yet, but is figured for the month of March 2008. I'm sure that this will be a bit of a disappointment to some, but with as many of the already release figures still missing from my collection, I'm a bit relieved. If they saturate the market too fast, it could backfire on them with people getting frustrated.
I was also given the official list of characters for Series 1...
Wave 1: Speed Racer, Chim-Chim, Cannonball Taylor, Trixie, Snake Oiler, Racer X
Wave 2: Speed Racer v2, Taejo
Keep checking back. We will continue to get new Funkeys updates from our new contact! :)
Labels: Cannonball Taylor, Chim-Chim, Racer X, Site Updates, Snake Oiler, Speed Racer, Speedracer, Taejo Togokhan, Trixie
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 Wasabi, click on the image or simply click here for the Wasabi page
Labels: Site Updates, Wasabi
The Sprout are always precisely prim, particularly proper and the most purely polite of all of the Funkeys. The Sprout have perfectly manicured lawns, elaborate gardens and showpiece homes...
For more information about the Sprout, click on the image or simply click here for the Sprout page
Labels: Site Updates, Sprout
The Tiki are believed to be the first Funkeys to inhabit Terrapinia. All other Funkeys evolved from the Tiki. The first Tiki crawled out of the primordial soup and walked on land over a million years ago...
For more information about the Tiki, click on the image or simply click here for the Tiki page
Labels: Site Updates, Tiki
Xener means traveler in Funkey. In the late 40th century, Funkeys were obsessed with space travel. They spent millions of coins on missions that accomplished very little. The last flight mission crashed and remains intact to remind them of this frivolous program but the Xener still believe that space travel is the final frontier...
For more information about the Xener, click on the image or simply click here for the Xener page
Labels: Site Updates, Xener