Red Barn Halloween Bag

Red Barn Halloween Bag

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Before there were Boo Buckets, paper bags printed with company names and characters were a common promotional item around Halloween. This Red Barn Halloween bag is a great example. Red Barn restaurant was founded not far from where I am in Ohio. Springfield, Ohio, to be precise, in 1961. Red …

2023 McDonald's Halloween Buckets

2023 McDonald’s Halloween Buckets

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2023 McDonald’s Halloween Buckets! McDonald’s giveth and McDonald’s taketh away. You can’t have the good without the bad. Without the bitter, the sweet won’t taste as sweet. Well, you can take those to the bank, and while you’re there, grab enough cash for a 2023 McDonald’s Halloween Bucket happy meal! …

1979 McDonald's Halloween Rings

1979 McDonald’s Halloween Rings

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If you’re here, reading this blog, there’s a good chance you know McBoo. First introduced to me at the tender age of six years old, through the McDonald’s Halloween happy meal buckets, McBoo was the “O” faced jack-o-lantern bucket. McBoo was always my favorite of the three, the other two …

2003 Burger King Halloween Hamtaro

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The 2003 Burger King “Big Kids” Halloween kids meal premiums were Hamtaro Little Hamsters, Big Adventures toys. There were 8 toys in all to collect. Each character is outfitted with a removable plastic Halloween disguise. Penelope Ghost-Ham donned a white sheet and a little spider. Cappy Pumpkin-Ham wore an adorable …

2021 McDonald’s Halloween Happy Meal

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Another year of Halloween SHADE thrown by McDonald’s. The 50th anniversary Disney kids meal premiums parade right through Halloween 2021. So much for the 2021 McDonald’s Halloween Happy Meal toys even being seasonally themed, really. What a bummer. These seem like they’d be aimed toward adults, not kids. There are …

1999 Halloween Burger King Silly Slammers

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Burger King’s Halloween 1999 kids club kids meal promotion were Silly Slammers clip-ons. Burger King Silly Slammers, from top left to bottom right: Redeye, Boo Hoo, Witchazel, Batty, and Li’ Jackie & Mo. Don’t quite remember these? Sink your teeth into this advertisement for them:

1993 Hardee’s & Roy Roger’s Halloween Buckets

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This Hardee’s & Roy Roger’s 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. I wonder how many kids meals would have come in buckets had McDonald’s not pioneered the Halloween kids meals. Frankenstein …

Hardee’s Hallmark Halloween Hide-a-Ways 1989

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Hallmark Halloween Hide-a-Ways were a cute Halloween premium in 1989. They were similar to a popular toy at the time called Smooshees, which were squishy creatures that fit in a little plastic house. These toys, called Halloween Hide-a-Ways, were by Hallmark and sold at Hardee’s restaurants in fall 1989. What’s funny …

2020 McDonald’s Halloween Happy

2020 McDonald’s Halloween Happy Meal

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2020 McDonald’s Halloween Happy Meal is not Halloween at all. Like the rest of 2020, McDonald’s is letting us down hard by offering odd-looking Marvel Studios Heroes toys. No mention or nod to Halloween at all. Thanks McDonald’s. You suck. Instead of McBoo we get McBooShit. Nobody looks like anybody …