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 in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
christmas gnomes plush santa doll xmas gonk dwarf elf Christmas Gnomes Plush Santa Doll Xmas Gonk Dwarf Elf 09/2021 AU $22.99
nordic santa gonk scandi christmas gnome elf doll xmas Nordic Santa Gonk Scandi Christmas Gnome Elf Doll Xmas 09/2021 AU $5.98
christmas gnomes plush santa doll xmas gonk dwarf elf Christmas Gnomes Plush Santa Doll Xmas Gonk Dwarf Elf 09/2021 AU $7.59
long legged gonk plastic paper clips cc027856 Long Legged Gonk Plastic Paper Clips Cc027856 09/2021 AU $6.56
rare 60 s gonk corduroy kids overalls size 4 toddler Rare 60 S Gonk Corduroy Kids Overalls Size 4 Toddler 09/2021 AU $60.99
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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