Now for our entry. Made in China by Yego Ind. Ltd, this 1992 toy was purchased in an era where 3 3/4" action figure items were starting to become scarce.
Fully assembled. This boat actually floats and moves around straight or in circles, depending on how you place the engine.
3 parts included: Inflatable hull, rigid floor, and working 9V outboard-engine. 4 parts, if you included the removable 9V engine cover.
It sort of reminds me of the boats used in a lot of 80s war movies such as "Missing In Action". On the toy side of the thing, I used to own a couple of these real working engine boats when I was younger. I was about to say a kid, but I already reviewed hundreds of toys and own thousands, I guess that makes me a permanent child. While searching for similar concepts, I stumbled upon a great looking item I may purchase if the size is as good as the looks : R/C Cyborg Shark - Blue by Swimways
The floor may be near perfect for 1:18 scale figures, but the engine is far too big and the inflatable part are too uneven to use. But if you´re a custom "freak", it´s a challenge nonetheless.