Hypercharge feeds on our childhood fantasies that our toys comes to life whenever we are not. They also becomes sentient when we are asleep. Back when I was so little, There is a Game Playstation 1 called, Small Soldiers. It is a game adaptation of the movie of the same title. It is about a war between two factions of sentient action figures. If my blurry memory serves me correctly they are alive because of A.I. So they did it first before Buddi and M3GAN.