Late at night, a little toy soldier sits on a Museum shelf. It's dark, and body is around except a small brass dog with droopy ears and a grumpy grey cat. As the dog listens patiently, our toy soldier, Herbie, recounts his adventures in mid-century Healdsburg. Arriving in this small town in the 1950s, Herbie loves his life as a favored toy with a family on Matheson Street. It's a wonderful life -- that is until the summer of the mysterious River Bandit, when Herbie goes missing. Who is the Bandit? Is Herbie ever found? Wander with Herbie around a small California town in the 1950s, in an era of black and white televisions, summer water-skiing on the Russian River and rainy Saturday matinees.