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Cupmen 2 knows when your instant ramen's done

This whimsical silicone man holds down the lid to your cup ramen, with a bonus.

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Apparently, movies aren't the only things with sequels. Japanese designer Akira Mabuchi has unveiled a successor to the Cupmen lid holder, called (surprise, surprise) Cupmen 2, a perfect complement to instant-noodle guzzlers.

This whimsical silicone man holds down the lid to your cup ramen, with a bonus. As it's waiting, it reacts to the heat and changes color to let you know when your three minutes of cooking time is up.

Cupmen 2 (840 yen, or $9.40) sports a more relaxed devil-may-care attitude, in blue, moss green, or rose, while its predecessor (as you can see from the picture) appears all hung up. Get both, just so you can toggle between the two depending on your mood.

(Source: Crave Asia via Spoon & Tamago)