QUMARION: Pose making robot figure for 3-D animation
A colleague in the broader interactive community of mine posted this recently: QUMARION
It looks like a potentially quicker way to get figure based movement into an animation package without really expensive live action tracking software.
However, it is still pricey (at roughly $1k USD) enough that it might not make sense just to use something like Poser.
It does look like a neat design over a wooden pose doll for fine art drawing that you commonly find at Art stores, however. It appears to cater specifically to the Japanese market and Anime use cases.