Star Trek: The Next Generation was remastered from the original camera negatives for release on Blu-ray, beginning in 2012 with a "sampler disc" of three episodes. Complete season sets were later released - beginning with the first season in July 2012 - at a planned schedule of two season releases per year through 2015. 
The Blu-ray release in Germany included a special collectible pin with each set. After the release of all seven seasons, purchasers could enter special codes at the German Star Trek website to receive a free case for the collection.  The initial release of the Season 1 set had the included pin in a small plastic bag, which allowed the metal pin to damage the front of the steelbook case. Buyers were able to request a replacement case through the German Star Trek website , and future releases were changed to include the pin in a small box.