A gonk is an egg-shaped furry novelty toy with googly eyes and small arms and legs that was popular in the 1960s. They 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.

Gonk value and price guide

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

Item Title Date sold Price
Very Rare Mid Century Denmark Gonk Devil Apr 2019 £ 69,99
Deadstock 60s Fuzzy Orange Glook The Apr 2019 £ 94,55
Three Scandinavian Danish Gonk Viking May 2019 £ 25,99
Wooden Viking Gonk Large Spear May 2019 £ 24,95
2 Mid Century Modern Mcm Danish Denmark Apr 2019 £ 20,95
See all sold items for more prices

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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