Intex Dragon Float

I like this toy for three main reasons: Firstly, I think it's cute! Secondly, it's a design that favours function over form. They were tasked with creating a pool float that was dragon-shaped, and the design doesn't deviate from being a float. Lastly, it's medium gloss vinyl is simply delicious to the touch, and is even better when it's been warmed gently by the sun.

A baffling aspect of the design is the choice of two different types of handles, with the rather more painful one located almost dead-center. Otherwise, it's a great all-rounder and a must-have for any collector.

As a side note, I have seen a version of this toy that has red/burgandy frills instead of the pink you see on mine. This is either a regional difference or a different incarnation of the toy.

Obtained from
Big W (Perth, Australia)
2 air chambers (inner and outer), large valves, 3 handles (2 hollow, 1 solid)
Vinyl type
Medium gauge, high-gloss orange
bought new , own , personal favourites , two person , dragon
Air retention
Stability in water
Overall score:
31 Dec 2008 3:22pm
Last modified
3 Jan 2014 11:28pm