I have been a reader of his for a few years, but not only had I never read this article, but I also had never even heard of these pails. Since this is something that is right in my wheelhouse, and would have probably been even more so as a kid, I couldn't believe that something like this could have been existence for almost thirty years without me knowing about it.
Produced in 1989 (and 1990?, more on that in a second), there was a ghost, a pumpkin, and a goblin -- and all three of them are absolutely fantastic.
After instantly falling in love with them, I knew I had to get them in to my life as soon as possible, which of course means... eBay!
After doing some more searching though, I found an article on Euclid Boo, that puts forth the thought that they may have been released in '89 and '90. Which if correct, might explain why each of the pails seem to have two different faces. And knowing how my brain works, I am now going to have to track down the variations as well.
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