Classic Halloween pails returning to McDonald's. Here's how to get one

McDonald's already gave fans a blast from the past with Happy Meals for adults, and now the fast-food giant is bringing back another classic, just in time for spooky season: Halloween pails.

The chain announced on Thursday it is bringing back its iconic trick-or-treat containers after a six year absence.

"We heard you loud and clear… if spooky SZN doesn’t include McDonald’s Halloween Pails, then you don't want it," McDonald's said in a statement.

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The pails were first introduced in 1986 and became a fan favorite for Happy Meals, often doubling as a container to put candy in from trick-or-treating. The three pails available – the white McBoo, orange McPunk’n and green McGoblin – are a nod to the original containers that debuted over 30 years ago. There are three versions of each container with different faces, and each pail cover is unique to the design.

The announcement comes days after McDonald's brought back another nostalgia hit with Happy Meal for adults, featuring collectible toys starring the fast food chain's signature mascots including Grimace and the Hamburglar with a unique twist on them. The meal, which comes in a limited edition box, launched Monday.

The different versions of Halloween pails available.
The different versions of Halloween pails available.

How to get the McDonald's Halloween pail

The Halloween pail will be available at participating McDonald's nationwide beginning on Oct. 18. They will be available from Oct. 18 through Oct. 31 while supplies last. The pail comes with every order of a Happy Meal.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: McDonald's Halloween pail Happy Meals are back: Here's how to get one