Here’s the delicious finished product. Note here that Bandai is boasting some pretty awesome parts separation that we’ll get to in the runners — but also, a removable from piece so you can check out the noods inside.
Add your own toppings! The kit comes with textured shrimp decals and vinyl parts you’ll have to cut to make the leeks.
Also there’s promise of revealing Cup Noodle’s secrets in the manual?!
Here’s a look at all the parts! There are a good number of stickers (including the lid stopper sticker from the real deal, which is a fun extra touch), but Bandai has done an excellent job with color separation here to minimize sticker sheets.
And as with Gunpla, we get a little back story on the side here.
Just in case you didn’t know…
Shrimp, meat, and lettering!
Look at those tasty dehydrated nuggets of… ch-chicken?
(This is what happens when a vegetarian writes a food article… I am a disappointment.)
Here’s a closeup of that wrinkly texture detail.
And the beef. I am 90% sure that is beef.
The main cup parts.
That… that is gonna need a lot of panel lining.
…but I love it.
Parts for the rim details.
These parts will mesh together with other color parts to form the patterns that go around the cup.
I’m trying to figure out if we’re looking at the top and bottom of the noodle block, or if that’s a cooked and uncooked version? I assume it’s the top and bottom but somehow the ones on the right look more cooked to me…
I mean, look at that. Reminds me of fettuccine alfredo.
(Man, I’m getting hungry.)
And the flatter noodle part.
Yellow color separated parts for the band details.
Putting these together is going to be so satisfying.
Red parts for band details.
Red lettering parts! The Cup Noodle font is one big red piece which you layer individual white letters on top of.
The cup lid and the stopper seal make sense as stickers! The rest… well, I’m curious about. Personally, I would just panel line all the text on the cup, even though it’s surely going to take a lot of time. If you’re pressed for time, stickers work, but are sort of a bummer.
We’re not even gonna talk about the oddly real-looking shrimp stickers over there.
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If any kits in this post are backordered when you read this, don’t worry — Bandai is great about restocking periodically. But, you’ll want to get your order in to secure a spot in line for the next restock!