Tente was a line of construction toys created in 1972 by EXIN-LINES BROS S.A., a plastics and toy company based in Barcelona, Spain which ceased operation in 1993. Subsequently, the trademark and patents were acquired by EDUCA BORRAS, and as of 2008 the toy line appears to be discontinued. Their later series were no longer compatible with the old system, although some models remained compatible. The toys consisted of multi-colored interlocking plastic bricks in multiple scales and an accompanying array of wheels, minifigures, and various accessories.
Larry Jenkins - October 16, 2013
Sir;I own two vintage 1979 Tente Construction Toys. These were both mail orders: #381 Patrol Boat (mail order box has blue print)#481 Astro Star Commander (mail order box has black print)Both have been opened and are in their original mail order boxes and in near mint condition. They have been stored away since purchase 34 years ago. How rare are these and of what value are these.
►reply: Both around 10 USD.