Toyota remakes MR2 pinball commercial for Superbowl

During last night’s big football game, Toyota ran a rather unexpected ad for the new Supra. In it, stunt driver Greg Tracy wheels and drifts an A90 through a giant pinball machine. It’s not a new concept, because not only is Toyota remaking old sports cars, it’s remaking old commercials as well.

The original ad debuted in 1985, when the beloved AW11 MR2 was just reaching our shores. The nimble midship runabout weaves its way through a giant pinball machine, ending with a big jump and a declaration that it’s won the Motor Trend Import Car of the Year award.

In last night’s Superbowl ad, the new Supra does the same, though the original ad is never referenced. However, it’s clear that Toyota is targeting a certain demographic for its new sports car ā€” namely, people who remember what pinball is. On the other hand, if you’re into conspiracy theories, perhaps this is a hint that the MR2 is coming back.

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12 Responses to Toyota remakes MR2 pinball commercial for Superbowl

  1. Jim Simspson said:

    Ok, its a great commercial… Hope they re make the MR2 as well…

  2. BlitzPig said:

    An affordable, smallish Toyota sports car would have my interest…

    No Subaru or German content please.

  3. Sedanlover said:

    The stunt driver of the Supra looks soooo smug.

  4. Edward Carlin said:

    I had an ’87 MR2 and it was fun. Hope they make ’em again.Also had a ’67 Mustang w’ a 289 and an ’81 RX 7.. . over the years. That midengine rocked. Like a REAL fast go-cart.

  5. Mazluce said:

    It’s so fun you made this post cause I immediately thought of this old MR2 ad when I saw the new Supra commercial!

  6. XRaider said:

    Speaking of the MR2…..Mythbusters Jr. just crushed a MR2 in Domino-like thing and a lot of people including JNC fans are really pissed off right now

  7. lbr218 said:

    Been following the blog for a while… love it! Was very excited to see this post as my brother was the concepter(?) and one of the art directors on this commercial. It’s his first TV commercial. We’re all real proud of him! Glad to see positive comments about it šŸ™‚

  8. Mr2Forever said:

    I agree. I hope they bring the mr2 back. I have owned a 1985, 1991 & currently own a 2003(still with no major repairs needed).

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