Battletoads vs Ninja Turtles?

Any good and proper geek has engaged in the pirates vs. ninjas debate at one point or another.  But let’s be honest, the real debate should be between toads and turtles…specifically Battletoads vs. Ninja Turtles.

I’m quite proud to say that I recently picked up some Battletoads Bend-Ems figures by JusToys.  I was a big fan of the Battletoads games as a kid and spent hours with my little brother as we learned to draw Rash, Pimple, and Zit laying domination via huge fist and boot upon cartoon rats.  Having now added these figures to my collection, I must say that I am in awe of their sheer rubber awesomeness.  Not until I held them in my hands could I have understood the pure cartoon madness that is the Battletoad.

That being said, like most kids of the ’80s, I also loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I’m feeling such love for my Battletoads right now that I’m feeling like I’ve betrayed my turtle buddies.   The TMNT favor weapons over simple fist-and-boot melee combat.  They eat pizza, ride skateboards, and are awesome.   Every kid I knew growing up had his (or her) favorite turtle.

I’m wondering, which reptilian team would win in a brawl?  Battletoads or Ninja Turtles?