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After our huge success in the 90's (with over 10 Million GUTZ sold) the original Gurglin' GUTZ is back with a brand new look and feel!
289 backers pledged $10,886 to help bring this project to life.

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After our huge success in the 90's (with over 10 Million GUTZ sold) the original Gurglin' GUTZ is back with a brand new look and feel!

Do you hear that sound? That's the oozing and sloshing of your childhood memories. The sight of book fairs in late october. The smell of fresh crayons and new jars of dough and putty. The gurgle from a ball of GUTZ.

After a short 20 year break (sorry, Ken had to get his Lasik done, and Peter had meetings to attend) Gurglin GUTZ is back and GUTZIER than ever before.

Why are we back? Because we've been working ourselves to our graves polishing a new generation of GUTZ with:

  • more BLOOD 
  • EVEN MORE GUTZ 
  • better clarity FOR MORE GORE 
  • improved elasticity FOR THAT GURGLE SQUISH 
  • increased durability FOR HOURS OF FUN 

If the devil is in the details, then we might be in trouble.

Often imitated, but never equaled, we offer more than a generic stress ball:

  •  Fun: kids of all ages love them.
  •  Durable: withstands millions of squishes (ask us, we know)
  •  Therapeutic: squeeze them while you picture your arch enemies.
  •  Collectible: hoard them until they go back Ebay in 30 years.
  •  Creative: put an eyeball in each hand and you look like Krumm from Real Monsters.

And now, we're bringing back your favorite styles and sizes so you don't have to pay $500 on ebay to get your squishy gore fix: 

 ALSO COMES IN MINI 1.5 inch CLIP ON sizes. 

Unlock additional color options by backing our campaign. 500 backers or $20,000 will unlock a surprise colorway for the classic eyeball.
Unlock additional color options by backing our campaign. 500 backers or $20,000 will unlock a surprise colorway for the classic eyeball.

AVAILABLE IN FIVE DISGUSTING STYLES:

The Mortician Special comes with one Gurglin' GUTZ "Classic" 3 inch style of your choice. You can choose your style and add more after checkout.

 Comes with:

  • 1x 3" Style of your choice. (Choose after checkout)

The Maggot Special comes with all four of our classic GUTZ styles. We're only selling a few at this price, so get yours quickly because you will never see them sold from us at $5 each again.

 Comes with:

  • 1x 3" Eyeball
  • 1x 3" Brain  
  • 1x 3" Heart
  • 1x 3" Stomach

The Gravedigger Special comes with all four classic GUTZ, at a price only available on Kickstarter.

 Comes with: 

  • 1x 3" Eyeball
  • 1x 3" Brain
  • 1x 3" Heart
  • 1x 3" Stomach

The Cadaver Special comes with four classic three inch gurglers, and four 1.5" clip on sizes as well. This is your best bet if you want one of everything.   

 Comes with:

  • 1x 3" Eyeball
  • 1x 3" Brain  
  • 1x 3" Heart
  • 1x 3" Stomach 
  • 1x 1.5" Eyeball
  • 1x 1.5" Brain  
  • 1x 1.5" Heart
  • 1x 1.5" Stomach

The Blood & Gutz Special is there for anyone who wants to throw an absolutely sick and disgusting party, or any business. We like to be inclusive.

Comes with:

  • 4x 3" Eyeball
  • 4x 3" Brain  
  • 4x 3" Heart
  • 4x 3" Stomach  
  • 4x 1.5" Eyeball
  • 4x 1.5" Brain  
  • 4x 1.5" Heart
  • 4x 1.5" Stomach
Not yet final design.
Not yet final design.

Hardcore fans can get Jimmy Diresta's original designed packaging, signed by Jimmy himself. Jimmy was one of the original innovators behind Gurglin' GUTZ. 

We are limiting the signed options to 100 backers ONLY! Get yours soon!

Our GUTZ come in three sizes:

  • The 8 inch "GIANT EYEBALL" (Eyeball only)
  • The 3 inch "CLASSIC" (4 styles)
  • The 1.5 inch "CLIP-ON" (4 styles)   

Hear the Gurgle?

Do you have the Gutz?

The Lewis brothers did, and as soon as they saw a new product concept back in 1994, they knew they had a hit on their hands.

Jeffrey and Kenneth Lewis are second generation “toy veterans”, whose father Norman J. Lewis was the founder of “LJN” toys. LJN was the industry leader of licensed toys in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

The young inventing team of Jimmy and Joey Diresta had a new product concept that was unique and trending on “gross, which was a hot area in the toy industry in the early 90’s. The Diresta brothers were looking for a company to bring it to market. A mutual friend set up the introduction.

When Jeff and Ken met Jimmy and Joey, the brothers showed the brothers a prototype that consisted of a condom filled with tomato juice and a hollow ball. Gurglin Gutz® was born and introduced into the retail market in 1995.

With over 10 million units sold, Gurglin Gutz® took on a life of its own. Variations of Gurglin Gutz® were characterized under licenses such as: Disney’s Flubber, A Bugs Life, Toy Story 2, Scholastic’s Goosebumps and many other popular licenses of the time. 

Twenty-three years later, the brothers join once again to bring back Gurglin Gutz®, one of the hottest toys from the late 1990’s.  

With middle brother Peter taking time from his “day” job to help, and bringing a third generation into the fold, Nathaniel Lewis (Peter’s son) is teaching his uncles about digital marketing and social media. 

Please help this family project become a reality by supporting Gurglin Gutz®.

If you hear the Gurgle, you have the Gutz!  

 "HEAR THAT GURGLE, FEEL THAT SQUISH"

Our first commercial was produced and filmed in New Zealand and was part of our successful worldwide marketing campaign. 

SO, WHERE ARE WE NOW AND WHY ARE WE ON KICKSTARTER?

Our originals have lasted 15+ years, but we're not satisfied. We've spent nearly a year just sourcing the right materials for enhanced feel and durability.

Pre-production samples are now being made off test molds; these will be indistinguishable from actual production.

Initial development took nearly a year.. the challenge of finding the right materials which would have sufficient elasticity, strength, durability and clarity.

The development continues anew today as we explore even better materials. We need the funding for these new materials, tooling and inventory.

We will spill our blood and gutz to make this project a reality.

Let's bring back the GURGLE and show the new generation what real GUTZ look like.

We are humbled and grateful for your support.

With love,

Ken, Jeffrey, and Peter Lewis 

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Risks and challenges

We look forward to delivering this to backers!

Based on our math, our team has close to 1000 years of experience delivering this exact product. All main technical issues were resolved during the development in the 90's, and given our experience shipping millions of GUTZ and hundreds of other products since, you can be certain we'll deliver. After all, this is what we do.

There is zero question you will receive your GUTZ starting February 2019.

The only question is how many we need to produce. Depending on the number of backers, production times may increase accordingly. That being said, unless we sell hundreds of thousands of these on Kickstarter, it likely won't impact our production timeline.

We'll make sure to stay transparent along the way and keep you updated with photos and video of the production run.

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    Early Bird “Maggot Special”

    Four “Classic” Gurglin’ Gutz

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    • "Classic" Brain
    • "Classic" Heart
    • "Classic" Stomach
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    Diresta Limited SIGNED edition

    Get a limited edition Jimmy Diresta package. Jimmy was the original designer for the Gurglin Gutz. He will be signing each individual reward.

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    Gravedigger Special

    Four “Classic” Gurglin’ Gutz

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    • "Classic" Brain
    • "Classic" Eyeball
    • "Classic" Heart
    • "Classic" Stomach
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    Dr. I.M. Gorey “Cadaver Special”

    Four “Classic” Gurglin’ Gutz
    Four “Keychain” Gurglin’ Gutz

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    • "Classic" Brain
    • "Classic" Eyeball
    • "Classic" Heart
    • "Classic" Stomach
    • "Clip On" Brain
    • "Clip On" Eyeball
    • "Clip On" Heart
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    "Giant Eyeball" Limited Run

    Our most popular product! Get one GIGA SIZED 8" inch eyeball straight from the source.

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    Blood & Gutz Party Pack

    3 Sets of 4 styles assorted “Classic” Gurglin’ Gutz and 3 sets Keychain assortment

    Includes:
    • "Classic" Brain
    • "Classic" Eyeball
    • "Classic" Heart
    • "Classic" Stomach
    • "Clip On" Brain
    • "Clip On" Eyeball
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