McDonald’s has officially announced the return of Halloween Happy Meal buckets for the first time in six years.
The buckets — a pumpkin, a witch and a ghost named McPunk’n, McGoblin and McBoo, respectively — will return to restaurants nationwide on Oct. 18, the company said in a tweet Thursday.
The buckets, which serve as reusable trick-or-treating containers, were first introduced by the fast-food giant in the 1980s and have made several temporary appearances in the decades since.
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The first renditions had the same names as their contemporary counterparts, but were all orange with different faces.
They were revised three years later, with green, white and orange color differences. Other changes to the buckets included removing the face entirely (before returning it) and modifying the lid.
As the fast food company delivers the candy containers, Halloween candy prices are expected to jump 34% ahead of the spooky season, according to PayPal.
The buckets, often prized as collectibles, won’t be exact replicas of the original rendition, but people online were still going crazy after their return.
McDonald’s announcement came just a day after the company said it would serve adults with a new Happy Meal for adults, called the Cactus Plant Flea Market Box.
“Remember you’re never too old for a good meal,” the company said in a tweet.
The Cactus Plant Flea Market Box started on October 3rd.