Nah, they added a previously cut scene, some other wides, as well as adding more facial articulation in some closeups... it all looks like ass (the animators really "phoned in" those performances).
Mailaway promo premiums date back to 30s radio shows. TV had them, too.Not during the timeline that Woody apparently comes from. He's not a modern toy.
Yes, a new Woody would have had a gun. It got lost. The Cleaner doesn't have the needed missing gun, he is just a repairman and touch up guy. If Woody's hat had been missing the Cleaner wouldn't have it either. I imagine if pressed/paid he could haunt ebay and snap one up. Okay?! I wouldn't read too much into it, as is stated above, other characters had guns in the movie.
Now what Spielberg did to E.T., that was just PC nonsense. I didn't care for E.T. anyway so I'll never have to fret over it.
Every cowboy toy had a gun when I was a kid..it was part of it but now where in the SNOWFLAKE gen. We also played hooky smoked cigarretts and got booze whenever we could..we used pellet guns,small shotguns,jumped in to lakes, made bombs from fireworks,played conkers,lit fires,camped out,had fights,made dens,had clod fights,and lived semi-feral .. it was and is normal but covered in a thin layer of crap to keep the next gen week and compliant..kids now have ADHD, and allergies , I'd rather have it my way,oh, and my Dad thought my gen was soft ! ! Oh, by the way I didn't grow up in to a smoker or drinker but it didn't harm me because of my natural kid indestructible system ! !