With the shadowtek armor batbot, is the head able to stay down with the face part covered without the jet pack on ?
Yes, it can. But in the interest of full disclosure, let me describe the figure clearly. I just grabbed it for a look.
The backpack fits into a socket on the back of the figure. It launches disks and is kind of fun. My daughter ran around with it for hours. It has nothing to do with the figure's action feature, which is:
The head pushes down into the torso. The torso rotates to the right, and pulls the head down, and also rotates the Bat chest symbol from the familiar yellow to a circuit print pattern. The torso does not rotate to the left. The waist is strictly for the action feature. Each rotation pops the head up or down and cycles through the chest symbol.
The head does not sink cleanly into the torso, even in its lower setting. You can see a strip of Batman's face, down to his lips. This really kind of botches the Batbot image, since it's clearly out of scale with the regular figures.
If you've got some customizing skills, it would not be too tough to sculpt over Batman's jaw and create a nice-looking Batbot. Before I do that, I may try simply sanding down his lips and sanding off the flesh-colored paint on his jaw. With the head down, I think it would create a fairly convincing Batbot, and spare me the awkwardness of trying to match the paint.
Even somebody with no customizing skills could probably color the jaw with a Sharpie (and maybe remove the lips), and get a reasonable Batbot.
Again, I only paid $5 for mine, so I'm willing to make some modifications. My preference, though, would be for Mattel to release the other Batbot in the US.
Hope this helps.