The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

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]