McDonald's is bringing back some spooky nostalgia for '80s kids
Are you choosing the McPunk'n, McBoo or McWitch?
UPDATE: Since the writing of this article, McDonalds has confirmed the October 18th release of the Halloween buckets.
It's technically not fall yet, but that hasn't stopped everyone from eagerly looking forward to the spooky season. Halloween candy has already hit the shelves in many stores, those Halloween pop-up stores are moving in to empty storefronts and, oh yeah, we announced our monthlong monster mash with Svengoolie's Halloween BOOnanza.
It seems that McDonald's is getting in on the action too, but with a fun nostalgic treat.
While the company has not confirmed anything yet, a leaked ad and a picture posted by an employee of a promotional calendar shows McDonald's bringing back the fan-favorite Halloween Happy Meal buckets. If the leaked info is correct, we can expect to see these colorful toys starting October 18th through the 31st.
The buckets were first introduced in 1986 as McPunk'n, McBoo and McGoblin. Over the years, the buckets went through several design changes, including a cookie cutter built into the lid. In 1996, after a short hiatus the buckets returned with McDonalds characters like The Hamburglar or Grimace. Character tie-ins began to feature into the buckets and soon you could get a Scooby-Doo or Mr. Potato Head pumpkin pail to haul around your treats.
In 2016, the buckets vanished into the night, never to be seen again... until now.
The internet is already buzzing about the rumored return. Did you ever have a McDonald's Halloween pail? Will you be rushing to a McDonald's to get one?