Gonk toy

A gonk is an egg-shaped furry novelty toy with googly eyes and small arms and legs that was popular in the 1960s. They often resemble trolls and were created by Robert Benson and Sheila Stanton. They were associated with Op art, hep and mod culture.

Gund sold Gonks in the US, including inflatable vinyl versions. Gonks were also homemade.

They were featured in the film title design of the 1965 film Gonks Go Beat.

Updated: 9 August 2019

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Gonk value and price guide

What's your Gonk worth? Here are some recently sold items.

Picture Title Date Price
7 x mid century wooden gonk troll vikings denmark 7 X Mid Century Wooden Gonk Troll Vikings Denmark... 07/2021 $34.19
2pc bumble bee gnome plush toy doll gonk dwarf 2pc Bumble Bee Gnome Plush Toy Doll Gonk Dwarf... 07/2021 $9.83
retro wooden 1960 s spanish gonk in straw hat Retro Wooden 1960 S Spanish Gonk In Straw Hat... 07/2021 $13.66
gonk bottle opener circa 1960s 1970s retro teak Gonk Bottle Opener Circa 1960s 1970s Retro Teak... 07/2021 $13.33
mid century modern danish teak wood gonk viking Mid Century Modern Danish Teak Wood Gonk Viking... 07/2021 $20.00
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Stephens - March 4, 2013
I am looking to buy a gonk purse from around the 1960's any ideas would be appreciated