Sunday, October 15, 2023

Action Figure Review: Starjammer Corsair from Marvel Legends Series: X-Men by Hasbro


   It's time for another installment as I slowly make my way through this year's X-Men themed Marvel Legends build-a-figure series and today I'm looking at Corsair, Cyclops' daddy! Or Starjammer Corsair, as the package calls him. Because he's one of the Starjammers, a group of space pirates flitting about the Marvel Universe and the X-Men books since 1977. Corsair's real name is Christopher Summers but as a space pirate he's take on a much cooler moniker. I'm most familiar with Corsair from the vintage Toy Biz figure and his appearances on the 1990s animated series, plus I'm always down for a space pirate. Ready to check out Corsair? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 6 1/4ths inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, double-hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball-jointed hips, swivel waist, hinged mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders w/ pectoral hinges, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a ball-jointed head.

Accessories: 4 interchangeable hands, pistol, cutlass, and right arm of Ch'od build-a-figure

Non-Scalper Price: $25 dollars

The Positives:

* Design wise, Corsair is a pretty average Marvel Legends figure: A reused base body with a few cool extras and a colorful paint job to make him stand out. First of all, I really like Corsair's outfit. The red and charcoal with just a bit of blue and yellow looks fantastic. It's a very classic looking outfit and the large collar and sash around his waist give him an old-school feel while still having a superhero look to him. All of the paint detail is neat and clean, which is important when the paintwork is doing so much of the lifting. 

* Corsair has an excellent headsculpt. Great hair, a great expression, and a killer mustache. This is some excellent work. He just looks like such a swashbuckler!

* I really love Corsair's headband. It looks like it's fluttering in a solar wind and just adds to his swashbuckling vibe.

* Corsair's articulation is excellent. Everything moves perfectly and feels smooth. You can tell it's a newer body because the articulation is all pinless. I think it's the same base body we saw on the recent Strike Team Banshee and Gambit.

* Corsair comes with a pair of pistol grip hands which he can use for his pistol or sword and a pair of fists for busting in faces. Like usual, they swap in and out easily.

* I love Corsair's pistol! It has a very cool aesthetic that feels like both something from the 17th-18th centuries and a fancy sci-fi prop. The triangular barrel is very cool and is hollow so a blaster effect can fit into it.

* His sword is pretty cool and it's quite long. It's almost 4 inches, but I bet Corsair goes around telling everyone it's 6 inches. That just seems like the kind of guy he is, right?

* The sword can be stored in a spot on his sash belt, keeping it ever at the ready for action.

* Ch'od, another of the Starjammers, is the build-a-figure for this series. He's based on the Abomination build-a-figure from 2015, so he's a pretty big guy. Corsair comes with his right arm which is pretty cool with some large, reptilian fins.
   Corsair is probably my favorite figure in this series. I like the more in-depth character selection in the Ch'od series, but at the same time I do feel like most of the figures just aren't the most exciting releases. Corsair is a Great figure, though, with a bright color scheme and some cool accessories that make him really fun. With this series having Ch'od and Cr'eee, we're only missing Raza and Hepzibah to compete the classic crew. Hasbro has to have plans for those two at some point, right?

This is the first figure of Corsair I've reviewed. For more Marvel Legends Series reviews check out the following:
Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro (2016)

Marvel Legends Series: Avengers by Hasbro
Yelena Belova

Marvel Legends Series: Black Panther by Hasbro (2017)
Black Panther 

Marvel Legends Series: Black Widow by Hasbro (2020)
Black Widow: Deadly Origin
Marvel Legends Series: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Black Panther
Demolition Man (Mercenaries of Mayhem)
Nick Fury 

Marvel Legends Series: Captain Marvel by Hasbro (2019)
Captain Marvel

Marvel Legends Series: Deadpool by Hasbro (2018)
Deadpool (Boxers)
Deadpool (X-Force)
Lady Deadpool 
X-23 (X-Force)
Marvel Legends Series: Doctor Strange

Marvel Legends Series: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) 
Marvel Legends Series: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
Baron Zemo

Marvel Legends Series: Fantastic Four (2017)
Mr. Fantastic
Marvel Legends Series: Gamerverse
Civil Warrior

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2017)
Groot Evolution

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 by Hasbro (2017)
Gamora (Daughters of Thanos)
Nebula (Daughters of Thanos)
Rocket Raccoon & Groot

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 by Hasbro (2023)
Marvel Legends Series: The Infinity Gauntlet by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: The Infninity Saga by Hasbro
Captain Marvel & Rescue Armor

Marvel Legends Series: Inhumans by Hasbro (2017)
Marvel Legends Series: Ironheart by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: Iron Man by Hasbro  
Vault Guardsman

Marvel Legends Series: The Punisher by Hasbro (2019)
The Punisher (Walgreens Exclusive)
Marvel Legends Series: She-Hulk by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Silk by Hasbro
Silk and Doc Ock

Marvel Legends Series: Silver Surfer by Hasbro (2018)
Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Series: Spider-Man by Hasbro
King in Black: Knull and Venom

Marvel Legends Series: Super Villains by Hasbro (2021)

Marvel Legends Series: The Unbelievable Gwenpool by Hasbro (2018)

Marvel Legends Series: Thor by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Thor: Love and Thunder by Hasbro (2022)
Mighty Thor

Marvel Legends Series: Typhoid Mary by Hasbro (2018)
Typhoid Mary

Marvel Legends Series: Venom by Hasbro (2018)
Marvel Legends Series: WandaVision by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: What If? by Hasbro (2021)


  1. My only hope is that Raza and Hepzibah get released in the same overpriced 5 random character box set. Or that the MCU starts cranking out Starjammers films in lieu of more Guardians, and we get comic Raza and Hepzibah as standard releases? Hepzibah's never even had a figure, not even in the Toy Biz 5" line!

    1. As I was writing this I did think about how much an MCU Starjammers movie would seem like Guardians of the Galaxy. Corsair is like Satrlord, Hepzibah is like Gamora, Raza fills the Drax roll, and Ch'od is kind of like Groot.

      I'd be down for getting the remaining Starjammers and maybe Lilandra, Space suit Wolverine (cause there has to be a Wolverine), and maybe someone like, I don't know, Lifeguard. Someone random and crazy obscure. haha.

  2. The Starjammers have always been frustrating characters to me. Like most kids who didn't read a lot of comics, I was introduced to a lot of the different elements in Marvel's universe via the cartoons in the 90s, particularly X-Men and Spider-Man. I vividly remembered the Dark Phoenix and Shi'ar Empire arc... but for years never remembered the Starjammers. I don't know why. I guess I just tuned out whenever they were onscreen. In fact, I remembered so little of them that for a while, whenever people mentioned the Starjammers, I was sure they meant the villain's henchmen, but upon actually finding pictures of them, discovered they didn't look at all like the guys working for D'Ken. It was not until a while later I found out they were the space pirate guys, and the ones I remembered were called the Imperial Guard. Though in my defense, it was two large groups of memorably odd-looking people with weird powers, and I could only keep track of one in my memories. XD

    1. Yeah, they didn't have a ton of exposure in the cartoon that I recall. Definitely was more familiar with them from the toy and trading cards as a kid.


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