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General Mills reveals this year's lineup of Halloween cereals

The boxes get a re-design this year, but the retro versions pictured above will be available at Target.
The boxes get a re-design this year, but the retro versions pictured above will be available at Target.

Remember last year when General Mills let all of its monster cereals out of the vault? We were so young then, so full of sugary cereal milk and lulled into a sleepy reverie where nothing would ever change and we'd always have our pick of limited edition monster cereals.

Well wake up, cereal lovers. This time around, General Mills is teaching us all a valuable lesson about cereal and life: Nothing gold can stay.

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For now, the vault door has slammed shut on last year's re-released Fruity Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute. This Halloween, General Mills is whittling its cereal lineup back down to a svelte triumverate: Boo Berry, Franken Berry, and Count Chocula.

That's not the only change cereal fans will notice. Check out the redesigned boxes by DC Comics illustrator Jim Lee (Boo Berry), artists Terry and Rachel Dodson (Count Chocula), and illustrator Dave Johnson (Franken Berry).

General Mills reveals this year's lineup of Halloween cereals

As usual, sticklers for vintage cereal boxes can find throwback versions at Target. The Count Chocula and Franken Berry retro boxes hail from 1979, and Boo Berry's design is straight outta 1980. According to a General Mills blog post, the boxes will also feature cut-out masks -- in case you're fresh out of Halloween costume ideas.

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