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A list of characters that appear in Monsters In My Mailbox.

Reginald McGillicuddy
I'll join that Monster-of the-Month Club. Then I'll always have someone to play with.

The Main Character of the story. In a bid to have some company he joined the Monster-of-the-Month Club. Things then begin to slowly spiral out of his control.

  • Big "NO!": Gives one to Binky when he tries to leave Reginald.
  • Chronic Pet Killer: Kind of since they would not really be dead, but he did turn most of them into fireflies. Not really his fault either since he didn't know what would happen to them and Anna Marie told him to do it.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Has quite a collection of dinosaur memorabilia.
  • Forbidden Friendship: Kind of, since there is no reason to believe that Reginald's parents have anything against befriending monsters, but the problem lies in having a pet, which is what the monsters basically are.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: He gets over what happened to the monster very quickly.
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  • Friendless Background: No other children live in his part of town. Well except for Anna Marie, but according to Reginald she doesn't count since she's a girl.
  • Girls Have Cooties: Downplayed, he doesn't seem to have anything against Anna Marie, but still doesn't consider her as a potential friend; at first, because she's a girl.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Pretty much the very reason why he joined the Monster-of-the-Month Club.
  • Interspecies Friendship: With the monsters of course.
  • There Is Only One Bed: Sleeps in bed with Ginky and later Winky.


Anna Marie Applebee
What's in the box?

Reginald's neighbor and the only other child that lives in his part of town.

Mr. and Mrs. McGillicuddy

The parents of Reginald.

  • Happily Married: Looks like it, since despite they're limited appearances they are both found in bed reading together.
  • No Indoor Voice: Justified, since they're yelling at Reginald when he's causing trouble or at least when they think that it's him, since they don't know about the monsters.
  • Parental Obliviousness: They hardly realize that there's over 12 monsters in their house.
    I think we have mice.

Monsters In General

Some general information that applies to all of the monsters.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: They come in a wide rage of colors.
  • Best Friend Manual: There are literally directions to the monsters as a whole. Reginald didn't know about it, but Anna Marie did.
  • Cool Pet: Though never referred to as a pet, they do have owners and Reginald sees owning them little different to owning a kitten.
  • Cute Monster: Brightly colored and very friendly, several times in the story they just make you want to say aww.
  • Monsters Can't Keep House: The more monsters Reginald gets the messier his room becomes.
  • Metamorphosis Monster: When wet, monsters will shrink, then turn into harmless fireflies.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: Not only do you get them in the mail; when wet, the monsters will shrink, then turn into harmless fireflies.
  • Sapient Pet: What they essentially are.
  • Satellite Characters: They exist just to give Reginald company.

How about under the bed?

The first monster Reginald gets from the Monster-of-the-Month Club. He is a blue furry monster that appears to be wearing socks. Reginald got him in April.

I won't belong to some ordinary kid.

The second monster Reginald gets from the Monster-of-the-Month Club. He looks like a yellow dinosaur with wormy hair. Reginald got him in May.

It was cold in box, and I got a runny doze.

The third monster Reginald gets from the Monster-of-the-Month Club. He looks like a dragon. Reginald got him in June.

My sore toe!

One of the monsters Reginald gets from the Monster-of-the-Month Club. He has purple fur and what appear to be wings. Reginald got him in August.

I like Ping Pong and pickle sandwiches with ketchup. And I snore.

The twelfth monster Reginald gets from the Monster-of-the-Month Club. Reginald got him in March.

  • Fun Size: Became this instead of a firefly like the rest of Reginald's monsters thanks to Anna Marie saving him.
  • Lovable Coward: Scared of the dark, spiders and even other monsters such as Ginky.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Being frightened by Ginky causes him to trip over Finky, which causes Finky to set Binky's hair on fire, which causes all of the monsters to run amok. Resulting in Reginald spraying them all with a hose, turning most of them into fireflies.
  • Satiating Sandwich: Made with pickles and ketchup.
  • Spiders Are Scary: Won't live in the attic because he saw a spider.
  • There Is Only One Bed: Sleeps in bed with Reginald and Ginky.
  • Things That Go "Bump" in the Night: Subverted, he was almost put in the coat closet, but managed to convince Reginald into letting him sleep with him in bed.

Other Monsters
And this is only about half of Reginald's monsters.

All of the other monsters Reginald got from the Monster-of-the-Month Club. Some of their names are Pinky, Hinky, Rinky, Linky, Dinky, Inky and Shrinky.


Spoiler Zinky and a shrunk Winky 

Anna Marie's monster.

  • Fun Size: Can fit in Anna Marie's hand.
  • Walking Spoiler: Zinky's mere existence as Anna Marie's monster spoils the fact that Anna Marie was a member of the Monster-of-the-Month Club and may have knowledge that Reginald doesn't (which she does).


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