As rudimentary as Lite-Brite was, man did we waste a lot of time
playing with it. In reality, Lite-Brite was around well
before the 1980's, having been released by Hasbro in 1967 (it is
still being sold today in original and more fancy
configurations). As you probably already know, the
original Lite-Brite was essentially a peg board with a light
bulb behind it, and the pegs were translucent (green, blue, red,
yellow, orange, pink, purple, and clear).
If you were anything like us here at
you got your Lite-Brite as a hand me down, with no black
template sheets, so you had to really use your imagination to
put your designs together. If you were one of the lucky
ones, your parents bought you templates like the Muppets, G.I. Joe, Fraggles, My Little Pony,
Scooby-Doo, and even Mickey Mouse.