Oddcast.com http://www.oddcast.com is selling interactive animated characters for websites.
We're running one of their cool flash ads at http://www.webadvantage.net/tip.cfm
(I just want to share their technology, not meant to be an ad)
Has anyone tried something like this for community stickiness? Customer Relations?
$16 per month is not cheap, nor is it expensive for such a cool tool.