This is the third post in our IR Pop Culture Cagematch (IRP2C?) series. This series is pitting Ghostbusters against the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Previous posts: Television , Weapons.
The turtles had a pretty awesome hiding spot in the New York City sewer system. Remember the pizza discount because the delivery boy can't find 122 and 1/8? As a child I used to imagine having my own fortress underneath the city.
I wish I could find a better picture, because the lair toy just doesn't do it justice. Those guys had some pretty sweet digs. Which one do you think did the decorating?
The guys in Ghostbusters had themselves a prime piece of NYC real estate as well. They took an abandoned, unliveable firehouse and turned it into a swinging bachelor pad. The big selling point- the firepole. Who, to this day even, wouldn't love to have a firepole in their home? Way better than stairs, for going down at least.
The guys also had some pretty heavy duty ghost busting equipment at their place. Pretty cool if you're a nerdy engineer like myself. Bith groups had pretty different needs from a home base, and It'd be pretty hard to think up a cooler HQ for either of them.
Obvious war tactics will tell you that the high ground is more easily defended, however that's not the case here. The Turtle's subterranean lair has supreme tactical advantages. It's hard to find, it has tons of space, easy to hide in, has a great network to get to other places and is great to skateboard in. Let's be honest, all these things are way better than a firepole.
Ghostbusters vs. TMNT: Base
The turtles had a plethora of transportation vehicles they used. To list them all from the cartoons, movies and toys would be a chore in itself. The most iconic is probably the turtle van.
My favorite method of transportation was the drilling vehicles used by Shredder and his goons. And let's not forget the Technodrome, which in itself was one bad ass vehicle. Throughout the years the TMNT franchise had some pretty sweet vehicles which also made for cool toys, as you can see above.
What I'm sure you remember about the Ghostbusters is the Ectomobile, or Ecto 1. (Which recently sold on eBay for $45k)
There was also a helicopter, motorcycle, sidecar, jet, bomber, and many other variations all bearing the naming prefix Ecto- The most interesting one that I found in my research was the Ecto Ichi, a six wheeled vehicle caple of travel via air, water and land, a true engineering marvel.
So what it boils down to is both the Ghostbusters and Turtles both appeared to have made a lot of appearances on Pimp My Crime Fighting Vehicle. It'd be a pretty tough call if it weren't for Slimer. The little green dude could fly through whatever he wanted leaving behind a trail of green slime. Not to mention how so many other ghosts could get around paranormally, more or less having the power of transportation, or at least being able to float through walls. Huge win for the Ghostbusters here.
Ghostbusters vs. TMNT: Transportation