The invention provides a method for figurines to form and join a network
of figurines by setting them near other figurines, by activating them via
a power switch, or by placing them in communication with a central hub. A
communications path using radio or IR frequency is used to form the
network, such that only one figurine can transmit data while the others
receive data at any time. Once the network has been formed, the figurines
can formulate behaviors based on the attributes, requests, and actions of
the others. These behaviors are based on the data transpired between the
figurines and can include meaning of spoken words, current state, etc.
Each figurine has a personality controlled by its internal data, which
also controls its relationships with others. Each figurine can
spontaneously create a speech or action based on the reply given by
another coupled with data stored within its databank.