TVTA is pleased to present further images from the 1988 Exin catalogue featuring TENTE construction toys.
Today we look at the lines Elephant (a range of pre-school bricks similar to Duplo and Mega-Bloks), Variant, Compact and Combi (for early school ages), and then sets for the more advanced young builder featuring typical Tenté themes of helicopters, boats, military vehicles and space craft.
To round off the post we have some examples from the Titanium line… and here there can be no doubt that some of its space vehicles were inspired by certain craft from the early Star Wars franchise (X-Wing and Tie Fighters immediately come to mind).
Enjoy the images!
Selection of Tenté construction toy lines. Composition by TVTA.
Tenté was a construction brick toy similar to LEGO, and was created in 1972 in Spain by Exin-Lines Bros S.A. Tenté sets differed from their competitor in that their sets were mainly commercial and military vehicles of various scales. The Tenté bricks were also unique in that they had central holes in each “stud” to allow for additional connection points. The sets were manafactured in the USA, Japan and Europe. The product, although very similar to LEGO, is not compatible with its Danish counterpart.