Even though the Toyota Tacoma is a truck, it can beat the Grim Reaper at chess. I’m not sure if this is a clouded reference to the 1957 movie “The Seventh Seal,” but regardless, it’s a strange spot from Saatchi & Saatchi LA, and part of a new Toyota Tacoma VS campaign that shows the truck taking on, in addition to Mr. Reaper, a mime, a magician, and a girlfriend with a tear duct issue. The four spots are hit-or-miss and embrace a brand of awkward humor that might not mesh with the truck-buying sector of America.
All four commercials do, however, promote a Tacoma feature, and during a time when randomness seems to be a common weapon of choice for creatives, specificity counts for something. You can watch the remaining three ads after the jump.