Icon A5 Amphibious Light Sport Aircraft

Price: $189,000

Available: Mid-2014 (estimated)

Range: 300 nautical miles

It's okay to want a plane that looks and functions like a G.I. Joe vehicle come to life. Not that the Icon A5 is a toy, but its undeniably nifty, with its retractable wings, water landing capability, and unique design – the single engine is mounted behind the two-seat carlike cockpit. Along with useful LSA options such as a full-plane parachute, the A5 can dispense entirely with the need for a runway. By having the landing gear removed, it becomes a seaplane, taking off and landing on water, and docking like a small to midsize boat. [iconaircraft.com]