Did you ever have the issue wanting to try one of the new generation opamps in a test circuit on a breadboard just to figure that it is not available in a DIP package?
So have I, but after some search I found the solution provided by Texas Instruments:
This little PCB provides you with 6x6 (!!!) adapters to DIP8 for the following SMD packages:
The last three being for 6 pin devices but can be used very well for SMD transistors as well :)
Package will include 1 PCB with 36 adapters and 2x 40pin headers to keep you going. if aditional pin headers are needed they can be purchased separately
Assembly is best done on a breadboard to get the pin headers straight (see picture)