It seems like they actually made a use for them by putting legendary things in the item of the day ...You get them from enemies dropping them and from missions as of right now I don't feel like they are being stingy about kickin out some tokens but we will see.
There's also a Torgue slot machine at Moxxi's bar. Could be coincidence, but I got a purple there on the 7th try, while I've never even seen anything better than a green weapon during hundreds of tries in Sanctuary. Might also be a good way to spend some Torgue tokens (5 tokens per game).
I think they made it easier to get legendarys in this DLC too, I found a level 50 legendary soldier mod in a chest pretty early motor momma dropped a level 50 E tech shotgun and pyro Pete dropped an infinity pistol... I have never been so happy