Kickstart was released during 2010 with the G.I. Joe Steel Marauder Mech. I have never liked mechs in my G.I. Joe world, but I always like new characters, so I simply re-designated Kickstart as a standard Motor Transport guy. The paint apps on the original figure sucked, so I touched them up a bit. Nothing too drastic, but there's really no reason to NOT paint the skin when it's quite obvious that it should have been.