The Characters of U.B.Funkeys

Series 1 - Wave 1

Series 1 - Wave 2

Series 2 - Funkiki Island

Speed Racer Series
Cannonball Taylor

Series 3 - Dream State Wave 1

Series 3 - Dream State Chat Funkeys

Series 3 - Dream State Wave 2

Series 4 - Hidden Realm

Funkeystown Adventure Pack
Mayor Sayso
Master Lox

Funkiki Island Adventure Pack
Jerry Pearl
The Pineapple King
Funkiki Native

SDCC 2008 Exclusive

Unreleased Funkeys


Monday, September 14, 2009

U.B.Funkeys Rare Treasures on eBay

Well I've been sleeping on the job! Sorry all, just caught these gems on eBay last night and realized that just about every other Funkeys site had already reported on them...

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Taejo U.B.Funkeys Cruncher Block U.B.Funkeys Royalton U.B.Funkeys Blue Maul U.B.Funkeys

Someone obviously either had access to some prelim figures in Asia or access to the display figures from a toy trade show. They have some great looking Funkeys up for auction right now. My only question is whether these guys even have chips in their feet. I'm guessing no, but I could be wrong.

The obvious ones to point out are the Speed Racer characters Taejo, Cruncher Block, and Royalton. Another of note is a blue Maul.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Taejo (Speed Racer) U.B.Funkeys Figure on eBay

We were all disappointed last year when it was announced that the Speed Racer Series of U.B.Funkeys was not going to be completed and that the second wave was on hold (later to be canceled). Thanks to the lack-luster performance of the movie and sales of the toys, the license was a bust and Mattel/Radica needed to cut their losses.

U.B.Funkeys Taejo Funkeys

Fast forward to last week and some saw a listing on eBay for a group of used Funkeys that included what looked to be a Taejo Funkey or at least what looked to be a REALLY good fake. I'm assuming a little here, but the winner of that auction is likely the one who this week is now selling a Taejo on eBay. They claim to have played it and claim that it works...

The description reads:




Bid at your own risk, but this seller does have really good feedback, so I have a hard time believing that they are lying about it. I'm just really curious how this got out on the market...

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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Speed Racer Character Bios Added to Characters Page

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...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Single Speed Racer Funkeys Now on eBay!

Single Speed Racer UBFunkeys figures are starting to show up now on eBay. Up until now, it's just been the starter set.

The one up right now were put up as 1 day auctions, so they end in less than 24 hours.

Check it out! :)

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Speed Racer and Dream State series updates!

All the rumors and all the excitement coming from the 2008 New York Toy Fair images being posted online have really created quite a buzz within the Funkeys community, and with good reason. We have two big releases on the horizon in 2008, one series brining a new twist by adding a licensed brand to the game, and the other being a huge release promising to bring lots of new functionality to the game. So here’s the info that Mattel has shared…

Speed Racer U.B.Funkeys Series - Speedracer Funkeys
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The Speed Racer Series: This series is meant as a stand-alone series that will have its own zone, its own games and even its own type of crib, which will look like (what else?) a car garage. Now don’t get the wrong impression, the worlds and characters will be interchangeable, so once you travel to Funkiki Island, you will be able to have Racer X walk around and see the sites. But the series is more of a tie-in and not part of the “official” Funkeys storyline.

The confirmed character set is as follows. Wave 1 is scheduled for release in March, will likely hit shelves in April and will consist of Speed Racer, Chim-Chim, Cannonball Taylor, Trixie, Snake Oiler, and Racer X. Wave 2 will be release a bit later and will have most of the same characters with the addition of Taejo and a different version of Speed Racer. There will be a Common > Rare > Very Rare version of each just like with the normal Funkeys, but due to licensing they cannot have complete color changes. Instead they will have small changes such as metallic paint highlights or different facial expressions.

Dream State U.B.Funkeys - Series Three - Dreamstate Funkeys
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Series Three – Dream State: This series does not have a release date yet, but it will definitely be at least summertime before we see any in stores, likely late summer. There will be 10 new classic shaped Funkeys, some of which will be Multi-Player Funkeys. There will also be 4 Chat Funkeys from the new design that includes the antennas (seen at Toy Fair) for a total of 14 characters. The wave configurations have not been finalized and neither have all of their names, but Sprocket and Drift from the original packaging as well as Waggs (the Puppy), Lucky (the Rainbow head), Dyer (the Peace symbol), Berger (the Cow), Snipe (Special Ops character with night vision goggles) are confirmed from the 10 classic Funkeys, and Gabby (Pink Lips) has been confirmed from the Chat Funkey line. The 10 classic Funkeys will come in the standard Common > Rare > Very Rare color assortment and the Chat Funkeys will only come in one color each.

Dream State Chat U.B.Funkeys - Series Three - Chat Funkeys
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One thing to note is that Bandit and Dot are NOT part of Series 3 and will be part of a future series. The other question in many people’s minds is in regards to all the “other” characters seen at Toy Fair such as Mayor Sayso, The Henchmen, the Natives, the Pineapple King, and Master Lox. There has been speculation that these would be released possibly as playable figures, possibly as just toys to play with or display with your Funkeys. None of this has been confirmed or denied by Mattel. Our personal gut feelings here at theSpeakEasy are that they were only prototype creations meant to enhance the display at Toy Fair. But who knows, if Mattel finds out how many people would shell out good money just to add them to their displays, we could end up seeing them some day. Maybe as a mail-in offer? Huh Mattel? What do you think?

Discuss this news here...

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