A Hummer With Your Happy Meal

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Autoblog reports: Starting today, one of eight toy Hummers will be packed in McDonald’s "boy’s" Happy Meals. Unlike the real Hummer which get 11 miles per gallon on a good day, these vehicles are "fun-fueled," according to the General Motors press release.

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