Unless you're planning on reselling them in the future for a super high price, there's really no reason not to take articulated figures like these out of the box, since they're meant to be posed. Even then, their packaging is simple and sturdy enough that you could always just keep the plastic and box and stick it back in should the time come, the only thing that you really can't give it back is the plastic wrap around certain articulation points.
Trust me dude, I know, haha. I only meant that I'd be effectively "returning" my Ashuraman and using that money to pay for an OCE Ashuraman.
Also, wouldn't be surprised to see Ashuraman come with three of his Crying Face.
They're certainly gonna save the crying face for his teal and silver re-re-release in 2018