The Playmobil Pyramid

Playmobil has a new Ancient Egypt-themed toy out:


Keep the Pyramid from being invaded by releasing various traps with your very own amulet. Intruders will have to overcome the collapsible staircase, chute, and scorpion trap. There is also a secret treasure chamber, trapdoor with slide, and rotary secret chamber. The pyramid walls are removable. Set includes 4 figures, tomb, and many other accessories. Dimensions: 21 x 21 x 14 inches (L x W x H). Recommended for ages five and up.

Removable sides.
Rotary secret chamber.
Collapsible stairs.
Trap door with slide.
Secret chute.

My question: is the black-clad, sword-wielding guy on the right some kind of Ancient Egyptian ninja, or an anachronistic Arab warrior?

[Thanks, Di]

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,