STARCOM was no different, it was created a toy line with a cartoon vehicle to market directly to the young viewers.
Here is some of the reality of the toy verse the fantasy of the STARCOM universe. One of the cool elements of the toys was their MAG-LOCK...little magnets in the vehicles and figures...the series used this to allow our heroes to hold on in Zero-Gee.
The Reality of the Astro Marines (Left)
The Fantasy of the Astro Marines (Right)