McDonald’s Halloween Happy Meal Buckets May Be Making a Comeback

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The ’80s are calling

If you’re a child of the ’80s or ’90s, you likely got your hands on a McDonald’s Halloween pail whenever spooky season rolled around. Every kid who ordered a Happy Meal in the weeks leading up to the big day was served their tasty menu items in coveted buckets shaped like pumpkins, witches, and ghosts.

Not only that, they glowed in the dark. But alas, like all things from our childhood, the buckets eventually went away. Until now. Nightmare Nostalgia is reporting that the Halloween pails could actually be re-released this year. Cue the screaming!

The website is reporting receipt of an internal McDonalds employee document that shows a new version of the buckets could be released for Happy Meal orders on Oct. 18, 2022.

In years past, each bucket was sold for a solid week leading up to Halloween, so this year it could be a little different. Back then, you could strategically make three trips and get a different bucket each time to complete your collection.

With just two-ish weeks between the release date and Oct. 31, you may be hitting up a bunch of different McDonalds and scarfing down a ton of Happy Meals to get one of each.

It should be noted that much of the news is speculation and that McDonalds has not yet officially confirmed the return of McPumpk’n, McBoo, and McGoblin. However, Instagram user @markie_devo has posted a photo of what the new buckets could look like.

Unlike the OG buckets, which had molded and shaped lids, the new versions either have a flat lid or no lid at all. Instead of a pumpkin-shaped top, the photo appears to show a decorative piece of plastic mimicking a witch’s hat or ghost head that fits between the handle.

With no confirmation, we’ll all have to just sit tight. Let’s just hope the re-release does our ’80s buckets a solid and we avoid the early 2000s pail catastrophe.

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