Toy Soldier? Always thought he was the Nutcracker. His jaw opens and closes when his arms move
“The whole idea is to do it for the kids,” Jones said, “and see their faces light up.
“There’s nowhere else in the city to go and see something like this.”
A fixture in the neighborhood has been a giant robot constructed by retired Pacific Grove Fire Capt. Howard Cowen that used to grace the city fire station’s front lawn. The robot wore a firefighter’s hat and turnout gear when it was displayed at the fire station. Now it greets visitors on Cowen’s front lawn at Beaumont and McFarland avenues, reincarnated as a giant toy soldier.