Ludacris Launches New Toy Line To Promote Diversity & Celebrate Natural Hair Curls


Ludacris is partnering with Mattel to bring his Netflix animated series Karma’s World into the toy industry.

On Friday (July 29), the DTP rapper launched a brand new toy line celebrating season three of Karma’s World, which is inspired by Luda’s eldest daughter, Karma Bridges. The new toys will showcase natural hair curls, diversity and more.

“Mattel was so outstanding with their pitch compared to the other toy brands,” Ludacris told Billboard. “Mattel blew us away with their presentation and one of the things that took us over the top was they hired someone specifically for Black hair.”

He added: “Myself, Mattel and our resources took so much of our time getting the absolute most authentic feel and look of the hair with premium quality. Even the hair roots are top-notch. When you touch the hair and texture, it will blow you away because of the quality developments within the hair fibers.”

The toy line is expanding the Karma’s World universe, which already has the books Daddy and Me and the Rhyme to Be (A Karma’s World Picture Book) and The Great Shine-A-Thon Showcase, and the Karma’s World soundtrack, distributed by Universal Music Group.

Fans can expect more toys from the Karma’s World universe along with clothes and bedding leading up to the year-end holiday season. Those looking to get their hands on the dolls with a styling head accessory, microphone and more can get them at Amazon, Target or Walmart.

Karma’s World has proved quite the success for Luda, with the show now on its third season. With this new installment, the Atlanta rap star aims to educate kids on more social justice issues.

“As soon as you have kids, you start thinking about the next generation and stop thinking so much about yourself,” he told The Root. “There’s an episode about standing up for what you believe in and why people boycott. If you’ve seen the previous episodes, you know there’s music, and there’s a theme.”