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The folks behind Gundam models have set their sights on instant ramen in a styrofoam cup.

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This fall in Japan, the iconic Cup Noodle is getting a one-to-one scale plastic model. The official site points out that you are not to fill the model with hot water or eat it. Sorry!

Illustration for article titled Bandai Is Making A Plastic Model Of...Cup Noodle
Screenshot: Nissin
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Here is how the Bandai model compares to Nissin Cup Noodle.

Illustration for article titled Bandai Is Making A Plastic Model Of...Cup Noodle
Screenshot: Nissin

You’ll need to assemble the whole thing, down to the instant noodles and the Cup Noodle logo.

Illustration for article titled Bandai Is Making A Plastic Model Of...Cup Noodle
Screenshot: Nissin
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Apparently, building it takes just longer than three minutes, which is the amount of time it takes to cook Cup Noodle.

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The Cup Noodle Plastic Model goes on sale September 18 for 2,420 yen. No word about an international release.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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