Want a little retro with your fast food this fall? Here’s a rumor you might find offensive. ComicBook.com reports that the site under the name Nightmare nostalgia looks like there’s an inside word that McDonald’s is bringing back its beloved Happy Meal buckets for Halloween.
The YouTube video below is from 1990, but at least it shows what buckets can look like.
What kind of bucket is this you may ask? Back in 1986, McDonald’s started offering a kid’s Happy Meal in cute little Halloween-themed buckets that could be used as a kiddie bucket. The three original designs were called McPunk’n, McBoo, and McGoblin, but they all looked like flashlights, just with different faces. A few years later, the white ghost design and the green witch design were added. But according to ComicBook.com, the buckets haven’t been available since 2016, so it’s a fun retro twist.
Halloween fans must be hoping this is a treat and not a trick. A spokesperson for McDonald’s was not immediately available to confirm or comment on the report. But a reliable snack-news Instagram account markie_devo posted what appears to be an ad for a new promotion.
Nightmare Nostalgia has shared what appears to be a leaked McDonald’s event calendar page, where the Halloween buckets arrive on October 18th and continue through Halloween on October 31st. But without confirmation, we can’t say for sure that this is happening, just as Linus could never guarantee the arrival of the Great Pumpkin.
You could say some nostalgic types would love to see that happen. There is a lot of longing for these buckets on social media.
“But I need to know when @McDonalds bringing buckets back for Halloween because I need them,” said one Twitter user.
We’ll update if McDonald’s responds.