I'll just first back up what Jeff said, to both parties.
On the issue of buying what you're not into, I've done it too... EU figures I don't know or care for that much. The last one I can think of was that one comic pack with a jedi-ish girl with some kind of weird saber staff thing. She's blue with white hair or something? And some weird mofo who I can't even recall what he really looked like as he's in storage while my shelves are in disarray.
Anyway, yeah, I got the set... I appreciated aspects of the figures... their sculpts, articulation. The accessories were neat. They're from EU I have zero interest in.
The less things cost the more likely I was to buy them... The more they cost, the less interest I have and don't go for the impulse buys.
Nom Anor, for instance. I hate the Vong... One of the worst EU mistakes IMO, and he probably won't reside in my collection (though I have one carded, just mulling over what to do). At today's costs, I just am a little more picky.
Thus the MTT, while it'd be kinda cool to have for half price or less, is something I've walked past a lot. I got a Republic Shuttle for like $15 shipped, because I wasn't impressed with it.
At the same time I was into the AT-AT and I got it for under half off too, because I'm a cheap prick. Same with the BMFalcon. I dig it, and still wouldn't pay for it.
I'm usually open to any movie figure, but I have to say some irk me, and really at today's prices... Pod racers would get that feeling from me, and anymore for $10 I think any Padme should be more than a salt shaker... But I have them all, even though I'm not a big fan of either.