1988 McDonald’s McBunny Kids Meal Buckets

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1988 McDonald’s McBunny 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.

1988 McDonald's McBunny Translite

The 1988 McDonald’s McBunny Easter pails.

1988 McDonald's McBunny Blue
Fluffy McBunny – Blue
Pinky McBunny – Yellow
Whiskers McBunny – Green

There were three McBunny Easter basket-buckets to collect. Fluffy McBunny is blue in color, has the largest teeth, most petite nose, green eyes, and a blue face to match the lid.

Pinky McBunny is yellow lidded and faced, and has wide open green eyes, long eyelashes, and the smallest set of teeth.

Whiskers McBunny is the green bunny. Whiskers has blue eyes with half closed eyelids and the densest set of… you guessed it… whiskers!

And as if these 1988 McDonald’s McBunny pails aren’t super cute, the M handle is also bunny ears. Modern design! Art! Takes my breath away!

Happy Easter, readers!

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