This may be of interest to anyone wanting to spend money on a 3D Figure design and animation, or a way to integrate some CGI into their videos. "Poser" is not the best, nor the cheapest software. But it has been around for a few years and is reasonably popular.
For reasons best understood by themselves, SmithMicro are now accepting pre-release orders for their new version. It has some improvements over the current versions; but the pre-release price is around *half* the price of the current version.
Poser Pro 2012 and Poser 9 - Pre-Order

Release date set for later this month; and they claim the price will go up.