Chris Brown to launch his own range of toys 'Dum English'

Controversial singer will try and flog a series $20,000 of sculptures as part of his new venture

Chris Brown to launch his own range of toys 'Dum English'

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Controversy magnet Chris Brown has attempted to soften his public image by launching a range of toys.

The singer was sentenced to five years probation following his assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, and earlier this year a court rejected his plea to end it early, but he is now trying to score some more positive media attention, reports Billboard.

The singer, who also bizarrely advertised two pitbull puppies for sale earlier this week, has collaborated with artist Ron English to launch the range, which is fittingly called Dum English.

Among Dum English's offerings will be a toy necklace chain, which retails for $75 (£46) and a 10"vinyl figure, which will cost $140 (£86.50). They will also try and flog four-foot life-size fiberglass sculptures for a staggering $20,000 (£12,300).

Speaking about the range, Brown described it as "so precise, yet so unorthodox". Whatever that means.

Brown has previously been in the headlines after he sparked controversy by teaming up with Rihanna for a remix of her track 'Birthday Cake'.

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