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

Gonk value and price guide

What's your 'Gonk' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):

Picture Title Date Sold for
1960s Stuffed Animal Monster Googley Eye 06/2019 $200.00
Reserved Listing For Howie Read Desc See 06/2019 $110.00
Glook Plush Stuffed Animal Fuzzy Cuddly 08/2019 $89.98
Gone Figure 60s Orange Hairy Mcm Toy 08/2019 $69.99
Glook Plush Toy Cardboard Base Troll 05/2019 $59.50

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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