I know for a fact that protoypes have been done, I also know the theme but have been sworn to secrecy, and lots of sponsors are on board. Release date of this new band is pending.
In other Carnival 2011 news, Pulse 8 just sent out a hint of their 2011 theme to Facebook group members:
"OUT OF THE WOODS WITH WILDNESS. Now THAT's What's up!!!"
Hmmm, interesting theme!