A talking doll was a magical doll.
The talking doll repeated whatever phrases it was programmed to speak. To program it, an individual spoke up to six short phrases. Each phrase could not be more than six words in length. The doll had to be within five feet (1.5 meters) of the speaker. These phrases were not permanent, they could be replaced with new ones. The individual then set a condition upon which the doll spoke, such as someone picking it up or walking past it.