* 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 [[RobertDowneyJr Iron Man being "Sherlock Holmes"]] and [[HughJackman Wolverine being "The Prestige"]]).
* {{Defictionalization}}: The action figures of him started out as a joke before becoming real for a limited run.
** ''Vinnie the Vole's Existential Nightmare''.
** "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.
* HeyItsThatVoice: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bmO-r_qwgA&t=0m41s this video]], his voice is very clearly recognizable at that specific segment.
* 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 "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 recently 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 (May 17, 2014), he has yet to do a full review of either the XboxOne ("What's in the box" video released on November 22, 2013) or the 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".
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/{{Nintendo}} of America asked him to make a video for them, but he refused because they wanted full copyright without offering payment.