Filed under the category "Japanese kids have cooler toys than yours," Agatsuma Corporation has released the simple yet powerful Anime Studio. The set-up allows anyone to quickly and easily create remarkably well done stop motion animation videos without having to go through months of training or experimentation.
You just record your animations to the 1 gigabyte SD card included and then play back the results on any standard television. Of course you won't be able to make your own "Fantastic Mr. Fox" with this thing, but it's a great start. Best of all, the device requires no computer and costs just $194 here. You can see video of the Anime Studio in action here.