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1. WO1996004635 - EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE WITH DYNAMIC CONFIGURATION AND OPERATION

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CLAIMS
What is claimed is:
1. An entertainment system including a plurality of addressable entertainment devices comprising:
a data terminal of each entertainment device collecting control messages provided by radio signal and addressed thereto; a transmitter providing by radio signal said control messages including addressing relative to selected data
terminals; and
a control of each entertainment device responsive to said data terminal to establish operation of said entertainment device containing said data terminal and containing said control in response to collected control messages.

2. A system according to claim 1 wherein said entertainment device is a toy doll.

3. A system according to claim 1 wherein said control message provides information relevant to a real world event.

4. A system according to claim 3 wherein said real world event is a weather event.

5. A system according to claim 3 wherein said real world event is a current event relating to current news reports.

6. A system according to claim 1 wherein said control message delivers information relevant to a current television series storyline.

7. A method according to claim 6 wherein said entertainment device corresponds to a character of said television series storyline whereby activity of said entertainment device
corresponds to the television series storyline.

8. A method of entertainment augmenting a given storyline, said method comprising the steps:
providing by radio signal addressed control messages;
receiving at an entertainment device said control messages when addressed thereto; and
modifying operation of said entertainment device in response to received control messages whereby said control messages include information relevant to said given storyline and said entertainment device becomes integral to said storyline.

9. A method according to claim 8 wherein said method further comprises the step of providing said entertainment device in the form of a character appearing in said given storyline.

10. A method according to claim 8 wherein said given storyline is a television program storyline.

11. A method according to claim 8 wherein said given storyline is a television program storyline and said method further comprises the step of providing said entertainment device in the form of a character appearing in said given storyline.

12. A method of entertainment comprising the steps:
providing by first signal broadcast entertainment
presentation including a given story line;
receiving at an entertainment display device said first signal and displaying said broadcast presentation;
providing by second signal broadcast control messages;
receiving at least one entertainment device said control messages; and
modifying operation of said entertainment device in response to said control messages whereby said control messages include information relevant to said given storyline and said
entertainment device becomes integral to said storyline.

13. A method according to claim 12 wherein said first broadcast signal entertainment presentation is a television episode, said first broadcast signal is a television broadcast signal, and said entertainment display device is a television.

14. A method according to claim 12 wherein said step of receiving comprises receiving said control messages at a plurality of entertainment devices each individually addressable and collecting control messages when addressed thereto.