When Melanie and I got married in 1983, part of her dowry included some of the toys she had as a little girl. A Hasbro Lite-Brite was one of them. Our kids played with it when they were young, but somewhere along the line during our many household moves, it disappeared. We probably donated it to the Salvation Army at some point - a lot of our stuff has ended up there. About a month ago we started watching for a good one on eBay that didn't cost too much.
Finally, last week there was a 1967-vintage Lite-Brite in like-new condition up for auction that we got for around $45. It has a nice box, scads of plastic light pegs, the instructions, and some of the black paper patterns. The 25 W bulb appears to be an older style GE type - and it works! The Lite-Brite is now on display like all our other old stuff that we had as kids. It's been really nice collecting it all, and the cost is not bad compared to drinking, smoking, or doing drugs - neither of which either of us does :-)
The catalog page is from the 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book, page 465.
Posted February 25, 2018