So I write him again and tell him I don't trust him
Heres your first mistake the guys done nothing you and you tell me hes untrustworthy.... doesn't sound very nice nor fair to me.
I finally just tell him Look, I don't want to wait anymore for you. I'm getting the run around. I want my money back. Just cancel this pre-order and refund my money.
Then the seller is stuck with an item he has ordered just for you, yes he can re-sell but thats an inconvenience to him.
Perhaps you should wait for the figure to be released?
The seller cannot send you something which hasn't been released yet!
By the sounds of things this item has had its date pushed back if EE are also delaying it.
Its too late now to contact paypal or Ebay.
I have have ordered pre-order items before and you cannot blame the seller for release dates being pushed back its simply not there fault.
Sending emails threatening him with legal action and calling him a conman etc I wouldn't imagine would get you anywhere either if it were me it would just annoy me.
Really you'v been silly by sending him a money request. What you should have done was made a non recieved item complaint to get your money back, the way you did it was foolish and has led to you now being in the situation you currently find yourself in.... perhaps a lesson for next time?
Sorry if I sound rude here but I am a trader myself and customers like yourself are just irritating and annoying.
You make demands, call sellers names etc when they have no right to.
The sellers done nothing to you other than sell you a preorder item.
A pre-order is exactly what it says it is a pre-order a seller is not at fault when the manufacture have to put back there release date were just as annoyed about it as you.
Most sellers do you usually offer refunds if this happens but obviously your seller hasnt.