If DanM truly was a scammer I hope that he would have come up with a more profitable scam. But I don't think they is a scammer, this feels a lot more like (misguided?) enthusiasm than any kind of malice.
I mean there certainly is such a thing as a long con; But this is longest and least lucrative con anyone could possibly imagine.
I do actually quite like the look of the tokens, especially the Capcom ones and I had not seen them for sale before. Obviously living where I do buying them off DanM is impossible, but I dunno, maybe someone will see them and like them and derive some satisfaction from them. As long as buyers go into this fully informed it feels like our job here might be done.