Are they named after the Bandi from "Encounter at Farpoint"?--Commodore Spock 21:00, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

No, they've been around since 1950. It's likely a coincidence.--Tim Thomason 21:07, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
I doubt it. The company was formed in 1950. I repeat. 1950. -- Sulfur 21:07, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Is it possible it was the other way around and that using 'bandi' in the pilot was a form of product placement for the toy company?--Commodore Spock 21:09, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Remotely possible. But doubtful. What product would they really be placing? Especially since their products weren't licensed with Trek until year #2 (at the earliest...) -- Sulfur 21:18, 24 March 2007 (UTC)