* ActorAllusion: In the Extra Ashens Avengers Mega Blocks video, he initially refers to all the members of the Avengers by the titles of other films their actors were in (such as [[Creator/RobertDowneyJr Iron Man being "Sherlock Holmes"]] and [[Creator/HughJackman Wolverine being "The Prestige"]]).
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: No pun intended, but in his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIya8_OBdE0 video about 8 vintage computers]], he said that some computers of the time had 64 or 32 MB of RAM, despite the fact that they only had 32 or 64 KB of RAM.
* {{Defictionalization}}: The action figures of him started out as a joke before becoming real for a limited run.
** ''Vinnie Vole's Existential Nightmare'' has been adapted several times, even into a real ZX Spectrum game.
** "Fifty Thousand Shades Of Grey" started out as a parody in one of his videos, with an actual printed prop. [[spoiler: It is literally just the phrase "shades of grey" repeated 50,000 times.]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Fifty-Thousand-Shades-Of-Grey-Ashen/dp/1479215430/ You can now order this book on Amazon as an actual product.]]
*** Provided you wish to sit through it all, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC_osPetDNA someone has done a 25-part unabridged audio book version.]]
* FanNickname: "Bort Sompson" for the nightmare-inducing Not Bart Simpson from the Huge Screen V2 review.
** He also comes up with nicknames for all the ''Series/DoctorWho'' villains during his review of the ''Doctor Who'' LCD Adventure Game.
* FollowTheLeader: After Dr. Ashen's videos increased in popularity, a number of "Ashens tribute" review videos in his style have appeared throughout [=YouTube=]. The video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJZggpiithU Ultra-Cheap Action Figures Review]] has a clip of Creator/HarryPartridge doing an impression of him included in the end.
** In a VLOG made by several members of Channel Awesome for Magfest, purely by coincidence they ended up filming themselves in the back of a car while finding bits of plastic tat, holding them in front of the camera and talking about them: they ended up dubbing it "[[{{Thememobile}} The Ashens Car]]".
** It's unknown if it's done intentionally but much of the review format and snark of Yahtzee's ''Zero Punctuation'' review series seems quite similar to ''Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of''
** Daniel Hardcastle, AKA ''Nerd³'', hosts a LEGO-themed show called "Nerd³'s Bricking It" on his IRL channel. He uses the same hands-around-the-camera recording style as Ashens for the show, and is known to be a fan of Ashens.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The A-Team review, which got taken down for copyright reasons, as well as the extra videos on his Revver account. They have all since been reuploaded to YouTube by fans, although the parody intro from the A-Team review is still missing (likely not to cause any copyright issues).
** Ashens Tech Dump has also vanished, but they've been saved on the Archive website.
* MilestoneCelebration: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VieV3MnFknc 10 years]], to be precise. By his own admission, Stuart isn't fond of doing milestone celebrations (hence the understated "celebration" atmosphere of the video when compared to his usual output) but does so in order to give some background on the history of the channel.
* MissingEpisode: His ''A-Team'' video game review was taken down due to copyright infringement (more specifically, a parody of the ''A-Team'' intro with the original theme music left in), but can now be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MltCzy8CW5E here]], albeit without said intro parody.
** His extras website (extras.ashens.com) used to lead to Stuart's page on the now-defunct video sharing site Revver. The videos formerly hosted there eventually were reuploaded to [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLostAshens this channel]] by a fan who managed to save them.
** To an extent, The Proxy could count as a trace of this. Each of the descriptions link to its Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia pages. However, the Wikipedia page has since been deleted.
* OneOfUs: [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi8FXD-olbk At the end of A Christmas Mystery Resolved, it was revealed that he keeps a notebook of various Tropes, and checks off each one that was done in the Christmas Special reviews.]]]]
** For the record, [[spoiler:the Tropes listed are OverlyLongGag, RunningGag, EarWorm, MetaGuy, DeadpanSnarker, BigLippedAlligatorMoment, PokeThePoodle, PrecisionFStrike, GenreSavvy (which he mulls over and then leaves unchecked, admitting "Probably not, actually."), DudeNotFunny (''many'' checks on this one), BileFascination, the as-of-yet nonexistent Malensky Trifle, BlatantLies, ChristmasSpecial, EasterEgg, SelfDeprecation, HarmlessVillain, {{Defictionalization}}, EvolvingCredits, IAmNotShazam, and [[FromBadToWorse It Got Worse]].]]
** The description of his knock off iPhone 5G review says [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture "20 minutes into the future!]] Where the iPhone 5G is real."
** In his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZgIBSEy9Og Adventure Time Mystery Bag video]], he mentioned that he became a fan of [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime the series]].
* ScheduleSlip: ''Ashen's Tech Dump'' Episode 4 was released seven months after the previous one.
** Also, as of this writing (July 30, 2015), he has yet to do a full review of either the UsefulNotes/XboxOne ("What's in the box" video released on November 22, 2013) or the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 ("What's in the box" released on November 30, 2013). In the description of the latter video, he says "I'm going to have to get a good look at both before I can really talk about either in depth".
*** On reddit someone asked about them and he replies "[[https://www.reddit.com/r/Ashens/comments/1vq0io/vinnie_voles_existential_nightmare_3d/cevbg6n Cancelled due to terminal dullness]]."
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nor09lJ80zE his first Game Boy Extravaganza video]], he claims he will be looking at the Game Boy and its various models and peripherals "over the next few weeks". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDF4T5X6tZM The second part]] came three weeks later, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOr8ZRekDB4 the third one]] took six weeks, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z2_af1vfJM the fourth]] appeared after ten weeks.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/{{Nintendo}} of America asked him to make a video for them, but he refused because they wanted full copyright without offering payment.