Miniatures Directory Definitions

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Price is the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the model or figure. Prices are listed in the currency of the manufacturer's home nation. Always compare against the manufacturer's latest catalog or online catalog before ordering from them, as they may not have reported the latest price increases to us.

In many cases, an Equivalent Value is listed in parentheses after the price. This is the cost of the product as converted to a common currency. The default common currency is United States Dollars (USD). Members can change this default value in their membership settings. The Equivalent Value is shown for comparison purposes, but may not represent the actual cost.

Why not? If the local agent imported the goods from another country, his prices may be higher to cover his import-related costs or risks, such as:

  • freight
  • international tariffs
  • a safety factor to compensate for daily fluctuations in the exchange rate
  • bank fees charged when payment is made (can be as high as 25%)
  • an allowance to cover for losses due to items being damaged or lost in shipping (not uncommon when shipping long distances, especially with large or fragile items)
  • foreign manufacturers may not offer the same discounts as local manufacturers, making their products comparatively more expensive for the importer.

If the local agent manufacturers the goods locally under license, his prices have to cover:

  • costs of local labor, which might be higher than in the source country
  • manufacturing expenses, which may differ

The currency abbreviations, and the rate versus the United States Dollar, are shown below. Rate is the amount of currency equivalent to 1 USD.

AbbreviationNation and CurrencyRate (USD)Last Updated
AEDU.A.E. Dirham3.678/23/2010
ARSArgentine Peso3.938/23/2010
AUDAustralian Dollar1.128/23/2010
BHDBahrain Dinar0.378/23/2010
BNDBrunei Dollar1.358/23/2010
BRLBrazilian Real1.758/23/2010
BWPBotswana Pula6.848/23/2010
CADCanadian Dollar1.058/23/2010
CHFSwiss Franc1.038/23/2010
CLPChilean Peso507.798/23/2010
CNYChinese Yuan6.798/23/2010
COPColombian Peso1,820.928/23/2010
CYPCyprus Pound0.398/23/2010
CZKCzech Koruna19.528/23/2010
DKKDanish Krone5.868/23/2010
GBPU.K. Pound Sterling0.648/23/2010
HUFHungarian Forint221.108/23/2010
IDRIndonesian Rupiah8,978.008/23/2010
ILSIsraeli New Sheqel3.798/23/2010
INRIndian Rupee46.618/23/2010
IRRIranian Rial10,465.978/23/2010
ISKIcelandic Krona120.368/23/2010
JPYJapanese Yen85.368/23/2010
KRWKorean Won1,179.908/23/2010
KWDKuwaiti Dinar0.288/23/2010
LKRSri Lanka Rupee112.368/23/2010
LYDLibyan Dinar1.288/23/2010
MTLMaltese Lira0.298/23/2010
MURMauritian Rupee30.998/23/2010
MXNMexican Peso12.848/23/2010
MYRMalaysian Ringgit3.128/23/2010
NOKNorwegian Krone6.228/23/2010
NPRNepalese Rupee74.648/23/2010
NZDNew Zealand Dollar1.418/23/2010
OMROmani Rial0.388/23/2010
PKRPakistan Rupee60.668/23/2010
PLNPolish Zloty3.138/23/2010
QARQatar Riyal3.638/23/2010
SARSaudi Arabian Riyal3.748/23/2010
SEKSwedish Krona7.418/23/2010
SGDSingapore Dollar1.358/23/2010
SITSlovenian Tolar182.158/23/2010
THBThai Baht31.528/23/2010
TTDTrinidad and Tobago Dollar6.348/23/2010
USDU.S. Dollar1.008/23/2010
VEBVenezuelan Bolivar2,127.518/23/2010
ZARSouth African Rand7.318/23/2010

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