As a World of Warcraft player, I have a few characters of different races. I have two for the Horde and one for the Alliance. It is interesting to play the game as a member of the Horde and then play it as an Alliance player. There are slightly different quests, although things have changed in Cataclysm.
If you like your character, you can get it made in an actual figure for the shelf or desk. Can also choose between the actual figure or a bust. If you play the character all the time, you can have him (or her) on the desk next you .
Figureprints allows you to do this. You select which server your character is located and have him pose in different positions (can have the weapons ready for battle). There is also a video on the process for the statue being made as well.
Looks interesting but expensive if you want to get it sent to Australia.
Noticed that they are also doing XBox Live as well. You can get your avatar made in to a figure as well.
Below is a picture of one of the characters ready to be chosen