Our pick of the most inventive products on display during the 2013 Toy Fair season.
But he will remain chairman and CEO during the search for a new boss.
Cra-Z-Art's light-up construction toy range has already launched in the US.
But Jorgen Vig Knudstorp says Lego is seeing "strong" growth in most Asian markets.
US firm LittleBits receives funding; mass production underway next month.
Latest figures from NPD show the US market achieving a slight increase in sales in 2010.
Company continues expansion with new base in LA, which is expected to make up 15 per cent of global sales
Should manufacturers be more mindful of shifting racial demographics in the pre-school sector?
It is a truism that pre-school toys will grow or decline in line with the birth rate. If this is the case, then pre-school toys should have done well in the past decade and look forward to an equally positive couple of decades to come, at least compared to Europe.
According to NPD, US retail sales of toys were $21.47 billion in 2009 compared to $21.65 billion in 2008.
US toy sales fell three per cent during the 12 months ending August 2009 compared to the year before.
US manufacturers have been given an extra year to comply with new lead and chemical testing rules.