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This is my first time pregnant and purchasing a baby. I was wondering should i get a zooby baby OR a funsie baby? I see they're more places for zooby babies to go to, school wise & they're popular now. Funsies are really cute too and 1000L cheaper. I'm confused. which should i choose? i've visited both main stores.

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Personally I would say Zooby. While funsies are cool because they will always grow, there are a lot less items available for the child to customze them like clothes and such. With zooby not only are there a lot more affiliate stores, but you can also get clothing creation kits if you can build in order to make clothes for your own baby, while with funsies you can only use the clothing creation kit commercially and not personally which it does not say on the sign in the store so is a bit misleading. Also as I've had both I can assure you that my experience with customer service was a lot better with Zooby. Hope this helps.

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I too would recommend Zooby as I also am a parent of both. The clothier kit also got me. Paid for it realized it didn't have the scripts in it to make the clothing, just some textures and a whole list of requirements you had to meet in order for the creator to personally hand pick whom she wanted as a clothier. I ask for my money back as Gaultry Blackburn said above it was very misleading and cost 5000L. I was blattonly told there are no refunds at funsies hun. So ultimately after conforming to all the rules to get approved and was still denied the downloader, I made a complaint to Linden Labs and was banned from funsies. Now with two children I had purchased from their store and was told I should have thought about my "attitude" before by the creator, it is not her problem. I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone.

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On 1/15/2017 at 12:10 PM, LadyRijna said:

I too would recommend Zooby as I also am a parent of both. The clothier kit also got me. Paid for it realized it didn't have the scripts in it to make the clothing, just some textures and a whole list of requirements you had to meet in order for the creator to personally hand pick whom she wanted as a clothier. I ask for my money back as Gaultry Blackburn said above it was very misleading and cost 5000L. I was blattonly told there are no refunds at funsies hun. So ultimately after conforming to all the rules to get approved and was still denied the downloader, I made a complaint to Linden Labs and was banned from funsies. Now with two children I had purchased from their store and was told I should have thought about my "attitude" before by the creator, it is not her problem. I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone.

Banning seems to be the way with Funsie. I also care for two Funsie though not the "owner" since it only seems right that the "mother" should be. In my case Funsie was asked  if a skin change could be made to one of the children. The owner was told they could for $2000 L. So the funsie child was given to them for the change and when child was returned it was not the same size. When asked what issue was she was told it is correct size for her age. When shown the other child who was 8 months younger but larger in size I was told that he was stretched. NO he was not touched and then was told that sometimes when handling and SL is laggy they may get stretched. I find this preposterous! After complaining that the first child should be made to size when given was then told that if I thought we would get a re-size for FREE then NO way. After much banter I was finally banned from Funsie land and group.Trust me these people are only in it for the money. Avoid at all costs because troubles can onyl be resolved by such methods.

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seems like im not the only one that experienced bad customer service with funsies. I bought a baby from them and then 1st life got busy so i was off second life for 2 months. During my time off, there was a huge update for the babies. You had to manually send it to the creator so she can update it. My baby was buggy and since I wasn't around for the update, I was told they weren't going to dig deep into the files to do the update for me...so I've got a broken baby I paid a lot for... That's my experience with Funsies. 

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On 1/15/2017 at 10:10 AM, LadyRijna said:

I too would recommend Zooby as I also am a parent of both. The clothier kit also got me. Paid for it realized it didn't have the scripts in it to make the clothing, just some textures and a whole list of requirements you had to meet in order for the creator to personally hand pick whom she wanted as a clothier. I ask for my money back as Gaultry Blackburn said above it was very misleading and cost 5000L. I was blattonly told there are no refunds at funsies hun. So ultimately after conforming to all the rules to get approved and was still denied the downloader, I made a complaint to Linden Labs and was banned from funsies. Now with two children I had purchased from their store and was told I should have thought about my "attitude" before by the creator, it is not her problem. I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone.

These are false accusations.  Anyone who knows about creating clothing for FUNSIES knows that the only thing we do not approve are items which are adult in nature or copyrighted.  You berated all of my staff as well as other parents.  

Secondly,  you were chat banned for things I won't mention here, but LL also agreed with me - as you know.

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On 4/23/2018 at 10:04 AM, Wallace Wirefly said:

Banning seems to be the way with Funsie. I also care for two Funsie though not the "owner" since it only seems right that the "mother" should be. In my case Funsie was asked  if a skin change could be made to one of the children. The owner was told they could for $2000 L. So the funsie child was given to them for the change and when child was returned it was not the same size. When asked what issue was she was told it is correct size for her age. When shown the other child who was 8 months younger but larger in size I was told that he was stretched. NO he was not touched and then was told that sometimes when handling and SL is laggy they may get stretched. I find this preposterous! After complaining that the first child should be made to size when given was then told that if I thought we would get a re-size for FREE then NO way. After much banter I was finally banned from Funsie land and group.Trust me these people are only in it for the money. Avoid at all costs because troubles can onyl be resolved by such methods.

Changing the child was something we offered out of courtesy, it's not something which we normally do.  You became abusive and rude.  I was explaining why the child would seem smaller after redelivery.  I'll reitterate:  FUNSIES children are modifiable and therefore can be "stretched", either by choice or mistake.  Your child was within the normal ranges for that age.  The children do not all grow the exact same heights, but it is within a normal range just like real life children.

We could easily stretch the child out to a desired size, as I mentioned, and it takes seconds and there is no fee.  However, as I also explained, doing this could affect how the child uses the toys - they may be too large and so on.

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On 2/2/2020 at 6:32 PM, Jewel Rajal said:

seems like im not the only one that experienced bad customer service with funsies. I bought a baby from them and then 1st life got busy so i was off second life for 2 months. During my time off, there was a huge update for the babies. You had to manually send it to the creator so she can update it. My baby was buggy and since I wasn't around for the update, I was told they weren't going to dig deep into the files to do the update for me...so I've got a broken baby I paid a lot for... That's my experience with Funsies. 

I do apologize but before we'd created our system back in 2013, yes, I had to manually update each child.  I provided this service for free as well and it took a lot of time.  All you'd have to do to update your child is redeliver him/her.

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On 7/22/2015 at 8:49 AM, Gaultry Blackburn said:

Personally I would say Zooby. While funsies are cool because they will always grow, there are a lot less items available for the child to customze them like clothes and such. With zooby not only are there a lot more affiliate stores, but you can also get clothing creation kits if you can build in order to make clothes for your own baby, while with funsies you can only use the clothing creation kit commercially and not personally which it does not say on the sign in the store so is a bit misleading. Also as I've had both I can assure you that my experience with customer service was a lot better with Zooby. Hope this helps.

We actually offer over 50,000 items to include many toys, and over 50 clothiers with over 20,000 clothing options.

You are correct that you cannot create your own clothing for hud usage, but FUNSIES are modable and those creative-type parents will modify their child as they like to include clothing.

FUNSIES are the only ones that truly learn, grow and age.  We have patents on them and more filed.  We work hard to provide the best customer support.

Also, contrary to what is here, neither of those claiming to banned are banned from FUNSIES. There's a difference between muting them from group chat and not allowing them on our sims.  Linden Labs is welcome to verify my statements.

FUNSIES has been providing the best children in Second Life since 2007.  We create new things weekly and are also releasing our adorable animesh FUNSIES soon.

If you have any questions or need service, feel free to message me directly: Rebekah Recreant

 

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Yeah this is def an old thread - but when google searching various SL babies, this thread came up. I have K-Mae (both legacy and animesh) Suki, Funsies and Zoobies. I actually adopted out my Zoobies so that I could get them in Funsies form instead because Funsies had way more toys and accessories available and these weren't dependent on keeping stats up. Some toys at funsies are age related (and all you need to do for that is allow them to age) and some are intelligence related. I found funsies very cost effective. There is a simple lunchbox that raises all stats and is well priced, and the intellistars are not expensive. They are more immersive,  learn different things at different times, and seem to have very cool personalities (my 6 year old is SO clingy, but the twins are not) Zoobies were cute but felt so limited in what you could actually get for them. Could only get them hair at a certain point and only certain toys IF you had coupons for keeping their stats up etc. And now of course the legacy Zoobies are no longer even being sold because of the animesh. Funsies at least still offers both - and this is good because some people really enjoy a baby that grows. Suki is really easy to care for also, but all the babies look the same cept different skin tones, and new borns can do the same as a toddler so not very realistic. 

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My Funsies Armoire recently just stopped working.  I contacted Rebekah and her response was that since I changed my SL name (which is still linked to my new name FYI) I would either have to buy a whole new armoire for $750L or I could pay her brother $5000L to reset that one piece of furniture.  Hmmm...so instead of just being honorable and giving good customer service to a customer of 3 years who has given non-stop business to this brand, I am to pay for another armoire that she created and can easily just give me a replacement at no cost.  Yeah, I'd definitely say avoid Funsies just because of the rude customer service and the price gouging.  It's $750 that I have already paid and I could have given her my original name and she could have just seen that i have purchased tons of items for the same baby under my old name and my new name.  The furniture should be linked to the baby also not just the purchaser.  My next baby will be a Zooby at this point.  There are lots of SL creators who would have just given the customer a replacement for the item but when greed rules I guess having integrity is hard for some.  

 

And she will eject you from the Funsies group if you disagree with her.  Please do avoid this store.

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FUNSIES offers the best in customer support and we work extra long hours to provide that service.  We also kept our non-Animesh children and items and provide an entire sim with updates, hundreds of toys, over 50 clothiers, and more.

When Linden Labs created the ability to change your name, this caused issues due to our extra security which follows name/UUID and other important specifics to protect your FUNSIES children.  We have come up with a resolution to this issue and customers deeply appreciate the time and effort we put into securing their children, as well as offer an entire sim for our IntelliGrow (prim) and Animesh children.  two separate sims with continued support, updates and new releases for both.

FUNSIES are realistic and affordable.  They're less than $2.00 a month for care if you leave them out 24/7.  They continue to age, grow, learn uniquely and have their own personalities.  We thank the Second Life community for helping to make FUNSIES the best children ♥

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I wouldn't buy a single prim that has an upkeep cost. I would love, for example, to have a hud that covers things like hunger, thirst, fatigue, hygiene, but all the ones I see are like, "And all these needs can be met with our low cost one time use items."

 

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I went back and forth between Funsies and Zooby's especially when Animesh arrived. Both brands offer unique things. For now I am with Funsies because they offer more items and a better variety of everything. Plus the whole Chatback system really completes the babies. I find it bothersome that Zooby animesh babies can't really speak or interact with you and they do not offer  anything like the Chatback system Funsies has. However the Zooby babies are much more realistic when it comes to look and they offer cuter animations the babies can do. I guess it's all up to the individual 

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