For everyone asking about the toy to life experience. It is optional to have physical toys (you still have all the content if you want it)
From their website :
Q. Do I need the modular toys to play Starlink: Battle for Atlas?
A. No. Each starship, pilot, and weapon in Starlink: Battle for Atlas is available for purchase in physical and digital formats. All Starter Pack physical starships, weapons, and pilots are permanently unlocked digitally as well.
Additionally, all physical toys unlock their digital counterparts for a period of time when connected via the controller mount, letting you play how you want, when you want.