2022 McDonald's Halloween Buckets - The Classics Return!

The masses have spoken (loudly, and for years) and McDonald's finally gave us the vintage style Halloween Happy Meal buckets we've been clamoring for.

2003 Burger King Halloween Hamtaro

 2003 Burger King Halloween kids meal premiums were Hamtaro Little Hamsters, Big Adventures toys. There were 8 toys in all. 

Each character wore a plastic Halloween disguise. Penelope Ghost-Ham, Cappy Pumpkin-Ham, Boss Alien-Ham, Oxnard Spider-Ham, Bijou Witch-Ham, Hamtaro Franken-Ham, Elder Wolf-Ham, and Panda Skeleton-Ham.

Hamtaro ran in the United States from 2000 through 2006.

View the entire Burger King Halloween Hamtaro activity book here, courtesy of archive.org user KoCoProps.

1977 Toys R Us Ben Cooper Bayshore Kusan Geoffrey Halloween Costume


This Toys R Us ad from October 1977 was published in Upland, California. Featuring Ben Cooper Star Wars costumes, 6 Million Dollar Man disguises, Bionic woman and Wonder Woman costumes and Raggedy Ann.

Kusan branded costumes included the Tiny Tot, P.J. Tiny Tot, and Geoffrey costumes!

Finish your Halloween shopping trip up with a Fun World Clacking Skull, a General Foam carrying pumpkin and General Foam Spook Sticks, and Bayshore E-Z Off Masquerade Make-Up.

1988 McDonald's McBunny Kids Meal Buckets

Buckets. What a useful thing a bucket can be. If you're a fan of this blog, you know how we treasure our Halloween buckets, and rightfully so. They can hold what? Yeah.

Halloween candy.

McDonald's used to make excellent choices by giving us 80's and 90's kids buckets for said candy, even if they were a bit on the tiny side. And then one day in Spring 1988, Ronald McDonald was leading the board meeting at McDonald's headquarters and he suggested more buckets. But not for Halloween. For Easter.

I can imagine the board room blowing the fuck up. FryGuys losing their collective shit. Grimace flailing his purple arms. Birdie the Early Bird rejoicing. The Hamburglar being shady. 

"Easter Buckets!", Ronald says. The smile drooping from ear to ear.

Why these didn't become a yearly this is something I will 1, never understand and 2, never forgive.

The 1988 Easter McBunny pails.

2021 McDonald’s Halloween Happy Meal

Another year of Halloween SHADE thrown by McDonald's. The 50th anniversary Disney kids meal premiums parade right through Halloween 2021.

 These seem like they'd be aimed toward adults, not kids.

1968 Popular Mechanics Halloween DIY Ideas


Here's a super cool retro guide to making your own costumes and carving jack o lantern's the Popular Mechanics way. First off, a witch costume with a surprise meowing, grimacing black cat will be sure to get a laugh! 

2013 General Foam Blow Mold Catalog

2013 General Foam Blow Mold Catalog

2002 Wendy's Lionel Eerie Express Halloween Kids Meal Toys

2002: Wendy's fast food hamburger restaurants and Lionel team up to offer this cool set of 4 train vehicles, the Eerie Express!

1999 Burger King Halloween Silly Slammers


Burger King's Halloween 1999 kids club kids meal promotion were Silly Slammers clip-ons.

Video Games Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Extensive list after the jump.

1989 Burger King Tricky Treaters Halloween Kids Meal Toys



This trio of 3 ghoulish little creatures from Burger King in 1989 could be taken apart and put back together - in any way your little heart desired. This enabled kids to create different monsters from all the parts. 

100+ FREE Music/Rock Star Pumpkin Carving Stencils



Links checked and fixed for 2021!

1993 Hardee's & Roy Roger's Halloween Buckets


This Halloween trick or treat pail featured all the monsters on one glow-in-the-dark bucket, and in their speech balloons they offered Halloween trick or treating safety tips. 

1995 Hardee's Frightfully Fun Halloween Bucket

For 1995, this bucket designed more for a kid's meal than actual trick or treating, again glows in the dark and features some monsters. A ghost, a mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula, and a little spider.


Free 3d Print File: Bayshore Face Pumpkin

 I made this (I'm very new, be gentle) Bayshore blow mold inspired pumpkin. I'd love to see some printed!