Skylanders Swap Force are a subset of 16 all-new figures that are held together by a magnet at the figure's waist. By "swapping" the top halves of the characters, a total of 256 character combinations can be achieved. A new Portal of Power will be required to utilize this ability, but it is expected to be backward compatible with the previous games.
For example, one of the new Swap Force Skylanders is Wash Buckler who has a cutlass for a weapon and tentacles for legs. You can take