McDonald’s ‘Boo Bucket’ Halloween Pails Are Really Coming Back

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In another triumph for internet fandom and ’80s nostalgia, McDonald’s has officially announced the return of its Halloween buckets via press release sent to The snack. Known as McBoo, McPunk’n, and McGoblin, the buckets all come back to hold first your Happy Meals and then your Trick-or-Treat haul. Gen X and Millennial parents must be so excited to explain all this to their kids.

Boo buckets at McDonald’s excite people

I have absolutely no doubt that these Boo Buckets will sell out and I don’t think it will be because of the kids. I can already imagine the hordes of grown adults (myself included) thronging the doors just to order a Happy Meal, hoping to snag a plastic bucket with a face on it.

In fact, McDonald’s may not have thought of the kids with this film. Already this month the The company released Happy Meals for adults with adult prices to match the style of yesteryear McDonaldland characters only really understood by those born before 1990. (Welcome back Hamburglar and Grimace!) And the dishes seem to have sold so well Employees reportedly ask customers not to order them.

Rumors about McDonald’s Halloween buckets

In September, Pop culture/horror blog Nightmare Nostalgia posted a few alleged inside information suggesting that the Buckets made a comeback.

The rumors were accompanied by pictures of someone claiming to be a McDonald’s employee. One photo showed “the official office calendar of events” for McDonald’s. On the calendar Date October 18than event called “Halloween Pails Happy Meal Begins” was performed. ends on October 31st. As it turns out, the info was precisely.

McDonald’s Halloween buckets for the 2022 spooky season

As of October 18, according to the press releasethe hAlloween buckets will be available at participating McDonald’s locations nationwide through the end of the month. The Buckets first debuted in 1986 and was an on-off promotion until what appeared to be its final run in 2016.

Interestingly, the characters for this run are 2022 McBoo, McPunk’n, and McGoblin, which are very similar to the 1989 design that introduced McBoo, McPunk’n, and McWitch in corresponding colors and lid shapes.

“While not exact replicas, this year’s Halloween buckets are inspired by OG bucket designs from the 1980’s and feature the popular McBoo, McPunk’n and McGoblin characters on the outside of the bucket – characters who our fans have come to know and love,” the company said in an email The snack.

I’m not sure what a pointy hat is about, shaggy strands of hair and a chin wart yelling”Leprechaun” more than “Witch,” but i am only I’m glad the buckets are back in some form. What I know is October 18thYou’ll find me waiting in line at my local McDonald’s waiting to be presented with some nuggets and my long lost friend McGoblin (but it always will be McWitch for me).

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